JND Receives Patent Approvals for LayerCake™ and MachOne™ Software Analytics and Document Review Technologies

Patents pave the way for two applications developed in-house to streamline eDiscovery process by improving ranking and search workflows for faster review of legal documents

6/13/2023 7:00:00 AM

SEATTLE, June 13, 2023JND Legal Administration, the U.S. leader in legal management and administration services, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued two new patents, No. 11,468,006 (the ‘006  patent) and No. 11,636,088 (the ‘088  patent), for its LayerCakeTM and MachOneTM applications, respectively. The patents extend the capabilities of JND’s RelativityOne environment to deliver superior efficiencies and mitigate risk in the eDiscovery analytics and document review processes.


The ‘006 patent, titled “Systems and Methods to Facilitate Prioritization of Documents in Electronic Discovery,” is directed to the JND-developed analytics technology LayerCake, which uses search results from a suite of tools for Relativity (a leading eDiscovery platform) to amplify users’ ability to locate relevant legal documents and accelerate review. As users submit results from various queries and analytics tools, LayerCake assigns a priority ranking to promote key documents for urgent review while demoting non-responsive documents. Document priority rankings adjust automatically based on the overlap between results.


The ‘088 patent, titled “Systems and Methods to Facilitate Rapid Data Entry for Document Review,” is directed to MachOne, a user-developed application designed to streamline the document review process. MachOne is the first and only inline coding application for RelativityOne. Optimized to accelerate data entry and large-scale document review projects, MachOne offers increased speed, greater visibility and workflow flexibility to the reviewer.


“JND prioritizes innovation, and we aim to provide our clients with the best solutions available on the market,” said Jennifer Keough, Co-founder and CEO of JND. “The two issued patents demonstrate JND’s continued ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions with uncompromising client focus while creating value for a range of users. Beyond simply speeding up the document review process, these patented technologies reduce review costs and the risk of exposing  unauthorized sensitive information.”


Headquartered in Seattle, JND continues to solidify its status as the industry leader in end-to-end eDiscovery solutions. Its eDiscovery service line supports corporations, law firms and government agencies in deploying the best solutions and technology to meet their goals using RelativityOne, the market’s leading cloud-based technology solution. JND is one of only nine companies worldwide to achieve RelativityOne Gold Partner status.


Earlier this year, JND was named Best Managed eDiscovery and Litigation Support Provider by the National Law Journal and one of the nation’s Best End-to-End eDiscovery Providers in the publication's annual reader survey.


About JND eDiscovery

JND eDiscovery is a RelativityOne software reseller and a division of JND Legal Administration, the nation’s foremost legal services and settlement administration solutions provider. JND’s fully featured RelativityOne instance and professional services team support a broad network of plaintiff and defendant law firms, corporate legal departments and government agency clients in future-proofing their eDiscovery systems. For more information, visit

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