Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at March 26, 2006 01:21 PM
One of the side projects the three of us have been developing over the last 6 months is a service called "Lawsuit Mojo." Back in September we rolled out a "weekly" update of patent lawsuits that had been filed in the previous weeks. Subscription information can be found here: http://www.rethinkip.com/archives/rss_email_patent_lawsuit_filing_notices.html
This "patent lawsuit" service was taking us 30-45 minutes per update to do...ergo why it (as work/family demands changed) wasn't as regularly updated (weekly) as we had wished. That also explains why we hadn't yet rolled out trademark and copyright lawsuit updates (time).
The demand has been high enough that we decided to hire a software guru to code the process, dropping our time from 45 minutes to 5-10 minutes a week. This new system is about ready for prime time...a few initial postings (that may contain some duplicate cases as we move to the new database) and we'll be good to go.
So...it is looking like we will be able to provide weekly (every Monday) updates of patent, trademark and copyright (as well as any other federal lawsuit causes of action requested) lawsuits filed (federally).
We are going to beta test it for a couple months and then will likely move it to a weekly subscription service (to fund further development of this product and others we have in the hopper). We will likely ALSO create a monthly (or other frequency) free service.
YOUR needs will drive the development of these tools...so, the better the input you give us, the better we will be able to create the tools YOU need.
I'll probably get the intitial patent/trademark/copyright updates (data March 1-21) up later today, and will try to get our first weekly update up tomorrow (data since March 21). More details on this project to follow...
Stephen M. Nipper