What is AskAlice?

AskAlice uses machine learning to predict subject matter rejections under Alice v. CLS Bank. The service takes a patent claim as input, and provides an AliceScore™, which can be interpreted as a likelihood that the claim is eligible under 35 U.S.C. 101. We provide a free, non-commercial version as well as a commerical license.

What are the differences between the free and commercial version?

The free version is provided for non-commerical uses only. The free version includes limited functionality. For example, the free version relies on a single predictive model. While this model is reasonably accurate, the commerical version relies on an ensemble of multiple predicitve models for improved performance. To learn more about the features available under the commerical license, please contact us.

What exactly is an AliceScore™?

The AliceScore™ is a number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the more likely the claim is to be considered patent eligible by a decision maker, such as a court or examiner at the Patent Office. The score is based on the output of one or more predictive models that are used to analyze the claim.

A high score does not guarantee eligibility; nor does a low score guarantee ineligibility. The score is based on predictive models that were trained on thousands of claims that were analyzed by patent examiners. It is therefore useful to think of the score as reflecting the judgement of the "hive mind" of the Patent Office, complete with all of its imperfections and wrinkles.

Do we store the claims that are analyzed by AskAlice?

We do not log or otherwise persistently store the claims analyzed by the system.

How do I get access to the commercial version?

Please contact sales@lawtomata.com.

Can I get more information about how the system works?

For more information, please see Ben Dugan, Mechanizing Alice: Automating the Subject Matter Eligibility Test of Alice v. CLS Bank, forthcoming University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy, Spring 2018.

Terms of Service

This service is provided in the hope that you will find it useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY whatsoever. Its output does not constitute legal advice. By using the service, you are agreeing to these terms.
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