Alt Legal

Alt Legal

IP docketing software for lawyers

5/5 (28 reviews)

Alt Legal Overview

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.

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Alt Legal Reviews

Overall rating
5/5
100% positive reviews
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A Necessity for All Small/Solo IP Professionals

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2/20/2019
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!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/29/2018
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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

AltLegal is a game changer for IP lawyers! Powerful, easy to use, and value-adding for our Clients.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/11/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Integration into our practice management software.
Timely reporting of action and events on all of our filings.

Pros

The ease of use and the terrific customer service from the AltLegal Team. Any time we have had a question, we've received same day assistance. And the Team (even the company Founder!) goes above and beyond to help us integrate the product into our other software solutions. They are clearly focused on helping IP lawyers use the software to not only streamline workflow, but add profit to our Firm's bottom line. The product is highly user friendly, and the communication and reporting very helpful to our team.

Cons

We'd like to see one feature added - a hot link to the specific event, action, or proceeding filed at the PTO or TTAB when we get a notification of it.

Response from Alt Legal

Thanks for the kind words, Sharon! It's been great working with you!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Cutting-edge IP docketing software with real-time updates from the USPTO

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 5/10/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Alt Legal allows my firm to stay on top of all our IP deadlines both in the U.S. and internationally and provides a well-organized daily docket report so that we never miss a deadline. In addition, the software is very user-friendly and intuitive. I cannot speak highly of this software and the customer support team.

Pros

Alt Legal is the most intuitive IP software I have used in my decade of IP experience at both big and small firms. The Alt Legal team is extremely responsive to any questions and beyond professional. And the reporting functions are exceptional for sharing portfolio status reports with clients.

Cons

I would like to see links to foreign trademark office websites and documents. However, I understand from the founder who takes an incredibly hands-on approach with his clients, that this may not be too far off in the future. Stay tuned.

Response from Alt Legal

Thanks so much for the kind words, Marcy!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Fantastic product support by great people.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/13/2018
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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Alt Legal Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
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Value for money

Contact Alt Legal for detailed pricing information.

Alt Legal Features

  • Automatic Reminders

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Email Integration
  • Invoice Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Task Tracking
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client

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
  • 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

    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
    • 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:

    Online Support, Phone Support