IP Fridays, a leading intellectual property law podcast, recently interviewed Alt Legal founder and CEO Nehal Madhani. In the podcast, Nehal sits down with IP Fridays cofounder and cohost Ken Suzan to talk about IP docketing management.
In the interview, Nehal discusses his transition from a lawyer at large law firm Kirkland and Ellis to being an entrepreneur. Nehal explains some of the steps he took to become a software developer and the CEO of a legal tech company.
Nehal also describes some of the processes Alt Legal uses to extract accurate and meaningful data from government sources. Having this data allows Alt Legal to fully automate its trademark docketing software. Patents are next, Nehal says.
Alt Legal's goal is to automate IP lawyers' most tedious work, so Nehal and Ken discuss which national and international government IP offices make that task easiest. Nehal describes New Zealand's recent and fantastic strides in that arena. Making an appeal to IP offices, Nehal describes the benefits of APIs both for attorneys and for the offices themselves.
When asked which technologies he'd recommend to IP lawyers, Nehal suggested not only cloud-based docketing software (like Alt Legal's) but also case-management software (particularly Clio, MyCase and Rocket Matter) as well as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software that they can use to manage their client relationships.
IP Fridays fans should also check out Alt Trademarks, Alt Legal's own trademark-focused podcast.