CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, July 2, 2007 —Pardalis, Inc. announced today that a Notice of Acceptance has been issued by the Australian Government regarding Pardalis' U.S. Patent #6,671,696 issued in 2003 and entitled ‘Informational object authoring and distribution system’. The Notice of Acceptance signifies that the issuance of an equivalent Australian patent will soon be forthcoming. Significantly, a 1993 U.S. patent issued to Xerox Corporation (i.e., U.S. Patent #5,220,657) was specifically distinguished by the Australian patent examiners from Pardalis' 696 patent.
Pardalis' 696 patent is also known as the parent patent for the Common Point Authoring™ system. The critical benefit and characteristic of the Common Point Authoring™ system is granular information ownership.
“The Xerox patent is a significant, long-standing patent that covers collaborative document editing systems where multiple parties share in the creation of a single document,” said Steve Holcombe, Pardalis’ CEO. “In contrast, Pardalis' 696 patent involves the creation by multiple parties of many documents in the form of informational objects without the necessity of any collaboration, and, additionally with the critical use of a plurality of granular immutable data elements.”
Before the action taken by the Australian examiners, Pardalis' patents had previously been distinguished by U.S. patent examiners from Microsoft’s U.S. Patent #5,511,197 entitled ‘Method and system for network marshalling of interface pointers for remote procedure calls’ (issued April 23, 1996), Microsoft’s U.S. Patent #5,724,588 also entitled ‘Method and system for network marshalling of interface pointers for remote procedure calls’ (issued March 3, 1998), Microsoft’s U.S. Patent #6,493,719 entitled ‘Method and system for scripting for system management information’ (issued December 10, 2002), IBM’s U.S. Patent #6,438,560 entitled ‘Reuse of immutable objects during object creation’ (issued August 20, 2002), and SAP AG's U.S. Patent # 7,225,302 entitled ‘Method and software application for avoiding data loss’ (issued May 29, 2007).
“What is particularly significant about being distinguished for the first time from Xerox's 657 patent is that the Xerox patent is a document collaboration patent while the Microsoft, IBM and SAP AG patents are computer run-time patents,” Holcombe said. “That may not mean much to most people but to those who do know what I am talking about, the approach taken by the Australian examiners provides additional validation, from a fresh, new direction previously not taken by the U.S. patent examiners, to the seminal nature of the Common Point Authoring system.”
“Pardalis’ Common Point Authoring™ system represents much more than a simple, iterative-step improvement in the use of informational objects for either run-time efficiencies or document collaboration,” Holcombe said. “It represents instead a paradigm shift in the application of object-oriented programming to provide previously unseen means for granular information ownership. More detailed information is available in our recent white paper, Banking on Granular Information Ownership, retrievable from Pardalis’ homepage.”
About Pardalis, Inc.
Pardalis' mission is to promote the sharing of confidential, trustworthy and traceable data along complex and poorly coordinated supply chains with innovative Common Point Authoring™ methods for protecting the granular ownership rights of information producers. For more information, call 877-OWN-DATA or visit http://www.pardalis.com.