UBIC Obtains Japanese Patents for Its "Review Heat Map", Screen Display of Review Quality Based on the "Lit i View" Platform


TOKYO, July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, today announced it obtained two Japanese patents on July 4, 2014, concerning the "Review Heat Map", a screen display of the quality of a user's document reviews that is built upon the "Lit i View" data analysis platform.

"Review Heat Map" clearly shows the quality of a legal professional's review of a set of documents, and, in turn, enables companies to assess particular individuals' performances in the review process. "Review Heat Map" helps to improve the quality of reviews, increase efficiency in review work, and reduce costs.

The patent information is as follows:

Patent application number: Patent application 2013-188296 Patent application number: Patent application 2013-213717
Patent number: Patent 5572252 Patent number: Patent 5572255
Patent application date: September 11, 2013 Patent application date: October 11, 2013
Patent registration date: July 4, 2014 Patent registration date: July 4, 2014

"Lit i View" is an analysis platform for corporate big data. This platform, equipped with UBIC's artificial intelligence (AI)-based Predictive Coding technology (Patent 5567049), serves as a "Virtual Data Scientist," a software program that conducts analysis using human professional knowledge incorporated through its automated learning function. Based on the "Lit i View" platform, UBIC offers a range of next-generation data-analysis solution services and products that make it possible to efficiently select valuable information from a mass of corporate data.

Such solutions have made significant achievements in the field of e-discovery by streamlining the process of identifying relevant documents in litigation cases and have also opened up new frontiers of data analysis business, including corporate fraud investigation and automated email auditing.

To view the Screen Capture of Lit i View "Review Heat Map", please visit http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/26105/file/27852.jpg

These two newly-obtained Japanese patents concern a Predictive Coding technology that improves the quality of document review, a process critical to the successful management of international litigation. Utilizing Lit i View and Predictive Coding, the "Review Heat Map", clearly shows the quality of a legal professional's review of a set of documents, and, in turn enables companies to assess particular individuals' performances in the review process. The technology makes it possible to provide effective visual feedback of data showing the quality of reviews through a detailed heat map display. This makes UBIC's solution, products and services more practical and useful than competitors' offerings.

When our "Review Heat Map" technology is applied to the review of documents conducted by lawyers and paralegals to identify potential evidentiary materials, it will help improve the quality of document review as well as significantly lower e-discovery costs by reducing wasteful work. Our "Review Heat Map" technology is also applicable in various other fields. For this reason, UBIC aims to further hone its AI-based technologies and expand its portfolio of intellectual properties in order to provide data analysis solutions in a broad range of new fields, including health care, intellectual property evaluation support, finance and national security. By achieving this goal, UBIC will contribute to the creation of a better and safer society.

UBIC has obtained a Japanese patent on the core technology concerning Predictive Coding. "Lit i View," "Predictive Coding" and "VIRTUAL DATA SCIENTIST" are trademarks registered by UBIC.

About UBIC

UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) is a leading provider of e-discovery and digital forensic services for Asia and the world. UBIC has extensive experience working with electronically stored information composed in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages and utilizes that expertise for clients involved in cross-border litigation, corporate investigations, intellectual property disputes and much more. At the forefront of e-discovery innovation, UBIC's proprietary Lit i View® platform is moving the industry from "fact discovery" to "future discovery" by allowing clients to analyze e-mail messages and digital communications found in big data to reveal patterns in human thought and behavior.

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