Fastcase Acquires Docket Science’s Legal-Research Tech Stack

Docket Science’s technology is designed to augment machine-backed technologies in Fastcase’s legal research platform


San Francisco (March 15, 2021) – Fastcase has acquired the legal technology assets of Docket Science, a San Francisco-based legal research technology provider widely recognized as an innovator in the legal tech space. Today, Docket Science’s tech stack joins Fastcase’s other innovative technologies — all to further Fastcase’s goal of democratizing the law.


After graduating from Stanford and working at Google, Ashkon Farhangi founded Docket Science in 2018 with the mission of applying the newest state-of-the-art machine learning and natural language processing advances coming out of top research labs to practical legal technology applications that are impactful for lawyers and their clients. Over the past three years, Docket Science has built a suite of legal research automation technologies, including its citator system. Today, those technologies become part of the Fastcase family.


“Fastcase has a long history of making quality legal research products accessible as broadly as possible,” said Farhangi. “Their team’s commitment to democratizing access to the law is obvious. We are thrilled that our work at Docket Science has helped Fastcase better understand how our tech stack could improve Fastcase’s existing technologies.”



About Fastcase

Fastcase is a leading legal publisher that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Fastcase is a comprehensive research suite of primary law, treatises, legal blogs, analytics, workflow tools, and legal news. Founded in 1999, the service has more than 1,100,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit


About Docket Science

Docket Science is a leading developer of machine learning-driven legal research technologies. Founded in 2018, Docket Science’s next-generation technology is powered by state-of-the-art research coming out of top university research labs. 


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