Alt Legal Overview

What is Alt Legal?

Alt Legal is an IP docketing platform for law firms, in-house legal departments, and IP boutiques, which helps lawyers manage and prepare intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights, and patents. The solution automatically updates case statuses and deadlines, instantly generates IP filings, and seamlessly collects key client details.

Alt Legal’s IP docketing tools enable automated US trademark docketing with automatic detection and updates to any changes to filings and statutory deadlines. The solution also automatically calculates deadlines for US patents, TTAB proceedings, and international trademarks. Users are sent daily emails with important updates, reminders, and deadlines, helping them to stay informed and up-to-date. Alt Legal also includes tools to generate customizable reports, as well as automated client correspondence.

Online intake tools allow for seamless IP collaboration between clients or colleagues to share information and prepare trademark, patent, as well as copyright filings. Alt Legal offers custom-branded intake forms for law firms to collect relevant files and details for guidance on their filings.

Native USPTO integrations with the Alt Legal platform allow users to quickly and accurately fill out TEAS-RF, TEAS Regular, and TEAS-Plus trademark filings with a few clicks. USPTO trademark applications are automatically filled in with information by Alt Legal, helping users to avoid mistakes or retyping basic information from Word documents and emails.

Alt Legal Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
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Subscription
Value for money

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Alt Legal Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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Alt Legal's automated US trademark docketing software detects and updates changes to filings and all statutory deadlines
Online intake tools allow users and clients or colleagues to seamlessly collaborate on information needed to prepare trademark and patent filings
Alt Legal's unique USPTO integrations allow users to instantly fill out TEAS-Plus, TEAS-RF, and TEAS Regular trademark filings
Alt Legal video Alt Legal screenshot: Alt Legal's automated US trademark docketing software detects and updates changes to filings and all statutory deadlines Alt Legal screenshot: Online intake tools allow users and clients or colleagues to seamlessly collaborate on information needed to prepare trademark and patent filings Alt Legal screenshot: Alt Legal's unique USPTO integrations allow users to instantly fill out TEAS-Plus, TEAS-RF, and TEAS Regular trademark filings

Alt Legal Reviews

Alt Legal Reviews

Overall rating
4,9
/
5
Excellent
31

Very good
2

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,8
Ease of Use
4,8
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Tara M.

A Necessity for All Small/Solo IP Professionals

Far and away my favorite thing about Alt Legal is the customer service. As a true solo, when I can't figure something out on my own, I can lose a huge amount of my day poking around the internet for how to's and fixes. Other software programs I've used had customer service that was slow to respond. This loss of time leads to a loss in productivity which translates into a loss of billable hours. Alt Legal has always responded to my questions incredibly quick and has always provided fixes or training that goes above and beyond any other software provider I've worked with. Whenever a small/solo saves time, they make money and working with Alt Legal has been very beneficial to my bottom line.


Rob K.

AltLegal is a game-changer for IP attorneys (especially for trademarks)-Automates docketing...

Alt Legal solves 98% of my docketing needs flawlessly. Their customer service is second-to-none!


Geoffrey R.

Moved to Alt Legal a year ago

Experience with Alt Legal has been great. The service has been up every time we need it.


Gianna G.

Overall Helpful but Hard to Manage


Pankaj R.

Fantastic product support by great people.

Streamlined my trademark practice and provided great insights on how to build a great product for my clients.


Tara M.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: Self Employed

A Necessity for All Small/Solo IP Professionals

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/20
Review Source: Capterra

Far and away my favorite thing about Alt Legal is the customer service. As a true solo, when I can't figure something out on my own, I can lose a huge amount of my day poking around the internet for how to's and fixes. Other software programs I've used had customer service that was slow to respond. This loss of time leads to a loss in productivity which translates into a loss of billable hours. Alt Legal has always responded to my questions incredibly quick and has always provided fixes or training that goes above and beyond any other software provider I've worked with. Whenever a small/solo saves time, they make money and working with Alt Legal has been very beneficial to my bottom line.

Pros

As a true solo, Alt Legal saves me time which makes me money. Instead of having to enter all my client's trademark information into a spreadsheet or some other document, Alt Legal auto-populates any client mark information from the USPTO into my docket. Every day I get an email update that alerts me to any changes or upcoming deadlines related to my client's marks. Normally, I would either have to spend the time looking this information up on my own or hire an admin to assist with tracking my docket and deadlines. Alt Legal eliminates the need for me to do the work which saves me time and as a solo when I save time, I make money. It also does away with the need to hire someone to do the docketing for me. I really love the integration with Clio as well. Alt Legal auto-populates important USPTO deadlines onto my Clio calendar. This eliminates any issues with data entry due to human error and it allows me to stay on top of things with a minimum amount of effort on my part. It's truly a time saver which translates into a money maker.

Cons

I would like to be able to track competing marks. i.e. When a client may have an opposition to another mark, the ability to track that other mark as it moves through the application process would be helpful.

Response from Alt Legal

Thanks so much for the kind words and feedback, Tara! I'll reach out separately on how you can track competing marks to know when to oppose them or otherwise!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rob K.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 11-50 Employees

AltLegal is a game-changer for IP attorneys (especially for trademarks)-Automates docketing reliably

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/29
Review Source: Capterra

Alt Legal solves 98% of my docketing needs flawlessly. Their customer service is second-to-none!

Pros

I like that the software essentially replaces a full-scale docketing department for trademark management. It automates everything, pulls live from the USPTO (for status changes and up-to-date data) without additional fees, and sends reminders when you need them most. Rep and team have built a tremendously-valuable product here that is perfect for solo/small practices and large firms alike. Alt Legal's user interface is incredibly smooth and allows for easy operation. In addition to docketing, Alt Legal automates template and form letters, USPTO filings, and other elements of a robust trademark practice. I truly wouldn't be able to practice without it (or a full-scale docketing department). Bravo! A+++

Cons

It's close to perfect for my 98% of my purposes. Litigation and foreign deadlines need to be manually entered to some degree but will change when updated (smart updating). Automating these would be difficult but nice.

Response from Alt Legal

Thanks so much for Rob!

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Geoffrey R.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Moved to Alt Legal a year ago

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

Experience with Alt Legal has been great. The service has been up every time we need it.

Pros

Easy to use cloud based application. Alt Legal is less expensive than competitors which was very helpful in getting it approved for purchase.

Cons

Not much to dislike. Much better than our previous product and less cost. Only thing would be to reduce even more but I understand if this is tough to achieve these days.

Response from Alt Legal

Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm glad to hear your experience with Alt Legal has been great!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Gianna G.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Overall Helpful but Hard to Manage

Used Monthly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/11/20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I like that this software is helpful for working

Cons

This software is hard to manage for me sometimes

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Pankaj R.
Industry: Law Practice

Fantastic product support by great people.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/13
Review Source: Capterra

Streamlined my trademark practice and provided great insights on how to build a great product for my clients.

Pros

AltLegal has been an integral part of my trademark practice for over four years now. From their first iteration of the platform to the expanded offerings they provide today, AltLegal's combined ease of use and excellent customer service make it one of the best legal tech firms I've used.

Cons

There isn't really much bad to say about the product. I like what they've done and they are smart about features. Any time there is an issue, they are super fast to get on it and address it.

Response from Alt Legal

Thanks for the kind review, Pankaj! We're looking forward to continuing to work together!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,6/10
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Alt Legal Pricing

Alt Legal Pricing

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Free Trial
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Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 33 user ratings
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Alt Legal Features

Alt Legal Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,8/5
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Additional information for Alt Legal

Additional information for Alt Legal

Key features of Alt Legal

  • Automatically update case statuses and deadlines
  • Calendar / reminder system
  • Case & client history
  • Client correspondence
  • Custom-branded intake forms
  • Customizable reports
  • Daily emails with key updates, reminders, and deadlines
  • Deadline management
  • Docket management
  • IP collaboration
  • IP docketing
  • IP portfolio management
  • Intake forms
  • Patent / trademark management
  • Renewal management
  • TEAS filings
  • Trademark auto-tracking
  • Trademark tracking
  • USPTO integrations

Benefits

  • Alt Legal works on any device, anywhere, and automatically updates filings through the platform's direct integration with IP offices.

  • Docketing tools automatically calculate deadlines for US patents, international trademarks, and TTAB proceedings.

  • Daily emails help lawyers stay informed with key updates, reminders, and deadlines.

  • Alt Legal's online intake tools enable clients and colleagues to collaborate on information needed to prepare trademark and patent filings.

  • Automatically fill out TEAS Regular, TEAS-Plus, and TEAS-RF trademark filings with a few clicks using Alt Legal's USPTO integrations to avoid errors and retyping information.

  • Alt Legal FAQs

    Alt Legal FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Alt Legal.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Alt Legal offer?

    Alt Legal offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact Alt Legal for detailed pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Alt Legal?

    Alt Legal offers the following features:

    • Automatically update case statuses and deadlines
    • Calendar / reminder system
    • Case & client history
    • Client correspondence
    • Custom-branded intake forms
    • Customizable reports
    • Daily emails with key updates, reminders, and deadlines
    • Deadline management
    • Docket management
    • IP collaboration
    • IP docketing
    • IP portfolio management
    • Intake forms
    • Patent / trademark management
    • Renewal management
    • TEAS filings
    • Trademark auto-tracking
    • Trademark tracking
    • USPTO integrations

    Q. Who are the typical users of Alt Legal?

    Alt Legal has the following typical customers:

    Small Business

    Q. What languages does Alt Legal support?

    Alt Legal supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Alt Legal offer?

    Alt Legal has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Alt Legal support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Alt Legal supports

    Q. What other apps does Alt Legal integrate with?

    Alt Legal integrates with the following applications:

    Clio

    Q. What level of support does Alt Legal offer?

    Alt Legal offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support