FRONTEO’s “Patent Explorer 19” Named Finalist for “Product Innovation Competition” in the upcoming Legalweek New York 2019

FRONTEO’s AI-based Patent Search and Analysis System “Patent Explorer 19” Shortlisted in The Product Innovation Competition

NEW YORK, January 8th, 2019 ̶ FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (NASDAQ: FTEO) (TSE: 2158), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (“AI”) based big data analysis services, is pleased to announce that FRONTEO’s AI-based patent search and analysis system “Patent Explorer 19” has been selected as a finalist for the Legaltech New York 2019’s “Product Innovation Competition.” Other finalists include LexisNexis, Tikit, H5, OneTrust, Lex Machina and Fastcase. Through an independently developed AI engine “KIBIT” which leverages natural language processing technology, FRONTEO is applying the latest innovations in artificial intelligence to make patent search smarter, faster and more relevant.


The competition brings together best in legal technology products and services over the past year, and FRONTEO’s Patent Explorer 19 has been nominated as a finalist (Top 7) amongst the 25 products and services from the solution vendors around the globe. The judging criteria are: 1) If the solution is distinctive or fundamentally different from existing products 2) If it enhances efficiency and/or productivity 3) If there is a clear market need 4) Design         5) Functionality 6) Applicability.


Product Innovation Competition


■About Legaltech New York 2019

Date: January 28 – 31, 2019

Venue: New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York 10019)

Overview:Legaltech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year. Legaltech® provides an in-depth look at what the technological world has in store for you and your practice AND offers an expansive exhibit floor with the most extensive gathering of innovative products designed to meet your current and future technology needs.

Audience:20,000+ visitors (estimated count)




About Patent Explorer 19

Patent Explorer enables scoring (assigning points to) the data in a short period of time and

sorting of documents by teaching the KIBIT AI engine the content of the documents you wish

to find (e.g., invention proposals, patent documents you wish to invalidate) as “training data,”

analyzing vast amounts of data based on a small amount of training data.

For more information, please see “Patent Explorer 19” press release:



KIBIT is an AI engine developed by FRONTEO. KIBIT is a word coined by combining “kibi,” a Japanese word meaning “subtlety,” and “bit,” the smallest unit of digital information, in order to indicate an AI capable of understanding the subtle elements of human behavior and personality.


About FRONTEO, Inc.

FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (NASDAQ: FTEO) (TSE: 2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, “KIBIT”. FRONTEO’s KIBIT technology is driven by FRONTEO artificial intelligence based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. KIBIT incorporates experts’ tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. FRONTEO continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. FRONTEO was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. FRONTEO provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, “Lit i View”, and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages. The company name was changed from UBIC, Inc. to FRONTEO, Inc. as of July 1, 2016.


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Verificient, along with Bicoastal Legal, will be demonstrating the RemoteDesk technology in Verificient’s booth #2211 at the Legaltech conference during Legalweek, January 28-31, 2019, held in the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City. On Wednesday, January 30 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., Dan Klier, founder, Bicoastal Legal and Rahul Siddharth, CMO, Verificient Technologies will be presenting “Legal Innovations and Trends” in the Demo 3 area of the conference. Attendees also won’t want to miss the LegalLIVE Cocktail Reception at Legaltech co-sponsored by Verificient and Bicoastal on Wednesday, January 30, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Software Technology, LLC, the maker of Tabs3 software, is excited to announce the release of a new cloud billing program, Kurent.  Kurent is an easy to use program designed for solo and small law firms who typically don’t use and don’t want to pay for elaborate practice management features.  The team that made Tabs3, the most award winning billing software in the legal industry, used their more than 35 years of knowledge and experience to build a product that is tailored to the billing needs of solo and small law firms.

“We know that many solo and small firms struggle to track their time and send out invoices using Word and Excel, or QuickBooks,” said Dan Berlin, President and CEO of Software Technology, LLC. “Every screen and dashboard in Kurent is designed with them in mind so that the process of getting paid for legal work can be as easy as possible.”

Kurent provides solo and small law firms with an integrated, seamless way to track their time, create invoices and record payments.  It includes dashboards that provide valuable insight into the status of work done, invoices sent and collected – all through easy to understand charts and graphs.  Attorneys can email invoices to clients in Kurent and get paid online with LawPay. Kurent also makes it easy to take care of your back office needs by integrating with QuickBooks online.  Backed by decades of legal billing software experience, Kurent delivers an intuitive design and reliability that the legal industry has come to expect from a Tabs3 product.

Start a free 14-day trial of Kurent, no credit card required.

Software Technology, LLC, the maker of Tabs3 software, is excited to announce the addition of trust accounting features to our new cloud billing product, Kurent. Using Kurent means solos and small firms can send Trust Requests, track deposits, set a minimum balance, run trust account history reports, and prevent common trust mistakes like ledger overdrafts. Attorneys can rest assured knowing their trust accounts will always be current, compliant, and audit-ready.

“With the addition of trust accounting features, Kurent is now a one-stop shop for solo and small firms looking for an easy way to bill in the cloud,” said Dan Berlin, President and CEO of Software Technology, LLC. “Kurent was designed to make the process of getting paid for legal work as easy as possible, and trust accounting in Kurent is no exception.”

Kurent provides solo and small law firms with an easy way to track time, create invoices, manage trust accounts, and get paid.  Starting at just $26 per month per user, Kurent is an affordable way for attorneys to bill efficiently and stay up to date on their firm. It includes dashboards that provide valuable insight into the status of work done, invoices sent, and payments collected – all through easy to understand charts and graphs.  Kurent integrates with LawPay and QuickBooks, so clients can pay invoices online with a credit card or E-Check, and firms can manage their back office accounting.

Backed by decades of legal software experience, Kurent delivers an intuitive design for small firms that focuses on – billing without elaborate practice management features to get in the way. When attorneys use Kurent, billing can take minutes, not hours, making time for what matters most: clients.

Start a free 14-day trial of Kurent, no credit card required.

Software Technology, LLC is excited to announce the release of Version 19 of Tabs3 Software. This release features a new modern look and new tools to help firms stay organized, which especially reduces the stress of the end-of-month billing processes. Tabs3 Version 19 also has new features that make it even easier to get paid quickly so firms can focus on practicing law.

“Version 19 of Tabs3 Software is the culmination of serving law firms for forty years. We have developed a close relationship with many of our clients and industry consultants. Insight from these relationships has helped us to develop Version 19 with the precision and flexibility that modern law firms need.” said Dan Berlin, President and CEO of Software Technology, LLC.”

Version 19 updates the look and feel of all Tabs3 Software products. The enhancements range from new colors and screens that take advantage of the space of larger monitors, to a home page with easier access to the features you use most, and tabbed features that make it easy to multi-task as things come up during the day.

PracticeMaster helps attorneys provide structure for even the busiest days. The new PracticeMaster Dashboard displays upcoming calendar events and tasks so attorneys can quickly check in on what their day holds. The Dashboard also includes a Recap of Hours graph to provide attorneys with a quick reference of their worked hours and serves as a great reminder to add billable hours as they work throughout the week.

Tabs3 Billing has added features to making getting bills out easier, and features to give firms even more flexibility in how they bill and what they include in reports. Firms can now include a payment link in emailed statements so that clients can easily pay their bills online.

To learn more about Version 19, visit