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As enterprise supply chains and consumer demand chains have beome globalized, they continue to inefficiently share information “one-up/one-down”. Profound "bullwhip effects" in the chains cause managers to scramble with inventory shortages and consumers attempting to understand product recalls, especially food safety recalls. Add to this the increasing usage of personal mobile devices by managers and consumers seeking real-time information about products, materials and ingredient sources. The popularity of mobile devices with consumers is inexorably tugging at enterprise IT departments to shifting to apps and services. But both consumer and enterprise data is a proprietary asset that must be selectively shared to be efficiently shared.

About Steve Holcombe

Unless otherwise noted, all content on this company blog site is authored by Steve Holcombe as President & CEO of Pardalis, Inc. More profile information: View Steve Holcombe's profile on LinkedIn

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Pardalis® receives New Zealand Letters Patent

New Zealand has one of the world’s fastest growing biotechnology sectors

STILLWATER, Okla., February 12, 2007 —Pardalis, Inc. announced today that a certified copy of the Letters Patent issued by the Commonwealth of New Zealand has been received by the Company for its Common Point Authoring™ system. The Letters Patent were signed and sealed on December 8, 2005 by the New Zealand Commissioner of Patents but the documentation was not received by the Company until now.

“New Zealand has one of the world’s fastest growing biotechnology sectors,” said Pardalis CEO Steve Holcombe. “New Zealand’s biotechnology strength derives from more than 150 years of experience in genetically improving animals and plants, and creating one of the world’s most efficient agricultural economies. The knowledge gained as a world leader in agricultural primary production combines very well with a tradition of scientific research excellence.”

The New Zealand Letters Patent cover the same claims as previously issued to Pardalis, Inc. by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for patent #6,671,696, the parent patent for the Common Point Authoring™ system.

“The Letters Patent strictly commands all subjects whomsoever within New Zealand and its dependencies that they do not at any time either directly or indirectly make use or put into practice the Common Point Authoring™ invention without the consent, license, or agreement of Pardalis, Inc.,” said Holcombe. “To obtain similar protections in other countries outside of the United States, filings relevant to Pardalis’ USPTO issued patents are also being pursued under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Mexico.”

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 ownership rights of information producers. For more information, call 877-OWN-DATA or visit


Pardalis® announces issuance of second patent

Second patent issued for Common Point Authoring system

STILLWATER, Okla., November 14, 2006 —Pardalis, Inc. announced today that a second patent has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding a significant continuation patent application to the company’s key intellectual property, the Common Point Authoring system.

“There is a question commonly asked by information producers who participate in complex supply chains,” said CEO and co-inventor Steve Holcombe. “That question is Who owns my data? The every increasing usage of unique identification as applied to both products and people is raising the level of consciousness of information producers about information privacy and confidentiality. When the question is not answered to their satisfaction the result is missing or incomplete supply chain information.”

“Pardalis has developed innovative methods which lead to protecting the data ownership rights of each information producer when they share valuable information with another supply chain participant,” said Holcombe. “Data ownership matters because it encourages and promotes the increased availability of information to entire supply chains.”

The issued patent is entitled the 'Common Point Authoring System for Tracking and Authenticating Objects in a Distribution Chain'. The issuance comes thirty-seven months after the filing of the continuation patent application in the United States. Foreign filings relevant to the newly issued patent are being pursued under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Mexico.

About Pardalis, Inc.

Pardalis complements conventional data systems with innovative methods for protecting the ownership rights of information producers and thereby promoting the sharing of confidential, trustworthy and traceable data along complex supply chains. For more information, call 877-OWN-DATA (877-696-3282) or visit


Pardalis® continues international spread of patent protection 

Company applies for further patent protections in major worldwide market

STILLWATER, Okla., March 20, 2006 — Pardalis, Inc., has announced further filings for international patent protection of its pending U.S. continuation patent application entitled Common Point Authoring System for Tracking and Authenticating Objects in a Distribution Chain. The filings announced today are in response to a number of national phase deadlines established by the European Union, China, Canada, Australia, Brazil and five other countries. The applied-for international patents are part of an ongoing process by Pardalis to expand protection of its U.S. patented Common Point Authoring™ (CPA) System under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

The CPA System may be characterized as a neutral ‘Internet data bank’ for the sharing of reliable, traceable information along product distribution chains where such sharing is otherwise non-existent or poorly coordinated.

Many distribution chains for products contain ‘islands’ of integrated technologies for the sharing of reliable, traceable information. The food industry is a good example where such supply chain islands are often comprised of wholesale distributors and retailers who are related by a common business interest or even owned by a single, large company. Between these supply chain islands are small businesses who provide food products to the islands, and consumers who purchase those products from the islands. The lack of technological communication between and among the supply chain islands, and the small businesses that provide products to the islands, prevents or hinders the exchange of reliable, traceable information such as food safety information or other information that tells consumers more about the products they buy.

The CPA System, as an Internet data bank, is currently being introduced to livestock markets in the beef livestock industry. Within the data bank, low cost 'safe deposit' boxes containing livestock information may be separately owned by individuals and organizations among the approximately 1 million operations along the U.S. and Canadian beef supply chain. The information shared between these safe deposit boxes follows the livestock without being part of the integrated solutions of a supply chain island. With the advent of the Pardalis’ data bank, an audit trail for traceback is laid even when the supply chain is ‘off the island’. The entire process is being driven with higher fees paid for slaughtered livestock with reliable histories. Slaughter cattle annually number about 39 million in the U.S. and Canada.

The international applications for the continuation patent are being filed on behalf of Pardalis, Inc. by Patton Boggs, LLP, a Washington D.C.-based law firm, through the PCT under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The PCT allows inventors to seek patent protection by filing a single application and designating any or all of the 115 countries that are signatory to the treaty. After review and approval, applications must then be filed in each designated country. The announced filings are being made for intellectual property rights to the CPA System in leading agricultural countries and emerging industrialized nations around the world. Information about the PCT is available at .

About Pardalis

Pardalis provides web-based data banking and sharing services as a neutral utility for facilitating the low-cost sharing of reliable, traceable information along poorly coordinated industry and governmental supply chains. For more information, call 877-OWN-DATA (877-696-3282) or visit For more information about Pardalis’ U.S. issued parent patent #6671696, or about the U.S. pending continuation patent application #20040093501, please visit,

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