Tag Archives: PACER

Chao and Silver: A Case Study in Patent Litigation Transparency

Professor Bernard Chao and Professor Dr. Derigan Silver, both of the University of Denver, have published A Case Study in Patent Litigation Transparency, forthcoming in Journal of Dispute Resolution. Here is the abstract: The courts have long recognized a general … Continue reading

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Legal Informatics Projects Featured at Open Data Day DC 2013

The program for Open Data Day DC 2013, also called Open Data Day 2013 Hackathon – DC Metro — to be held 23 February 2013 in Washington, DC, USA — includes at least four legal informatics projects: Contract/Procurement Visualization Sprint … Continue reading

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Lee: The inside story of Aaron Swartz’s campaign to liberate court filings

Timothy B. Lee has posted The inside story of Aaron Swartz’s campaign to liberate court filings, at Ars Technica. The article describes Lee’s recent interview with Stephen Schultze about his and Swartz’s efforts to make U.S. federal court documents public. … Continue reading

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Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants to further development of RECAP open law repository

On 3 February 2013 an additional $10,000 for the Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants — which fund the development of the RECAP project aimed at increasing public access to U.S. federal judicial information — were announced by Stephen Schultze of Princeton’s … Continue reading

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Schultze on Open PACER

Stephen Schultze of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy has launched Open PACER, a site for crowdsourcing the drafting of The Open PACER Act of 2013. The intent of the bill is to make the PACER federal judicial database accessible … Continue reading

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Videos of Legal Information-related Presentations at Kick-starting the 113th Congress Conference

Click here for videos of legal information-related presentations at the Kick-starting the 113th Congress Conference, an event of the Advisory Committee on Transparency, held 28 January 2013 at the U.S. Congress’s Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

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Public access to law-related data @ Kick-starting the 113th Congress Conference

Public access to law-related data is likely to be addressed at Kick-starting the 113th Congress, an event of the Advisory Committee on Transparency, to be held 28 January 2013 at the U.S. Congress’s Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Public … Continue reading

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Malamud on Aaron and freeing legal data

Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org has posted his eulogy for Aaron Swartz, entitled Aaron’s Army. The eulogy describes several of Carl and Aaron’s efforts to make legal data publicly available, including U.S. copyright registration records and U.S. federal judicial documents from … Continue reading

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Operation Asymptote crowdsources the freeing of PACER content

The legal open data and e-participation organization PlainSite has posted a new tool called Operation Asymptote, which crowdsources the process of making PACER content publicly available. PACER is the U.S. federal judiciary’s fee-based database of U.S. federal court decisions and … Continue reading

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