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November 26, 2020

Learn more about our patent pending legal tech

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Aeco has filed a patent to protect its legal tech. The patent pending legal tech consists of a unique way to create and interact with rule-based systems. This will help Aeco to consolidate its position as an innovative legal tech company and grow internationally.

About our patent pending legal tech


Aeco has developed a unique way to create and interact with rule-based systems. The technology is used by Aeco to develop legal tech tools. Most legal tech use-cases are a combination of decision trees and calculations based on numerical data. Our technology provides for an easy way to create, maintain and interlink these use-cases.

Example: Examples of prior tools developed by Aeco can be found on our website dedicated to tax technology. Tax use cases provide a perfect example to showcase how decision trees and calculations interact with each other. 


Most legal tech use cases are a combination of decision trees and calculations based on numerical data. Our patent-pending technology provides for an easy way to create, maintain and interlink these use-cases.

Characteristics and benefits of the patent pending legal tech 

Below we have listed some characteristics and benefits of the patent-pending legal tech:


Quick conversion: The legal tech enables a quick conversion from rules to a software model.

Declarative approach: The software model is declarative, meaning that rules can be added without having to explicitly link rules to existing rules. 

Links can be found autonomously: The legal tech is able to find links and connections between the rules autonomously.

Holistic and modular.The legal tech allows for a holistic way to interact with legislation as it permits a modular approach. Rules can quickly be added, modified or deleted without affecting the functionality.

API accessible: The system is accessible via an API. Thus enabling software developers to quickly build and deploy applications on up to date legislation.


Ruben Aertgeerts: Aeco’s legal tech allows for a holistic way to interact with legislation.


Next steps with our patent pending legal tech


As a fast growing legal tech company we are looking to expand internationally and leverage our legal tech to improve the functioning of law in other jurisdictions as well. 


Thomas Aertgeerts: The patent will help Aeco to consolidate its position as an innovative legal tech company.


Moreover, our custom developed legal tech can also be used by governments to create a “digital code of law”. Consequently, legislation can be accessed in a more programmable way and this makes it accessible to software developers, tech companies and universities. This will allow them to interact differently with legislation and develop tools for lawyers, accountants, individuals and the government.


Aeco is looking to expand internationally and wants to assist governments in creating a “digital code of law”.

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