Innography Gets New Patent

Austin-based Innography, a developer of a software platform to help companies manage their intellectual property, said Thursday that it has received a patent on its system. The company said it received U.S. Patent 8,583,592 for its patent "System and Methods of Searching Data Sources". Innography develops a system used by organizations to manage their own patent portfolios, so it's no surprise that the company has been pursuing its own IP protection efforts. According to the USPTO, the patent was granted on November 12th, and names Tyron Jerrod Stading -- the company's President and CTO--as inventor. The company had originally filed for its patent on March 30, 2007. Innography's patent filing was handled by Cesari & Reed LLP. Innography said the patent is its second, and it has another one in process. Innography is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Covera Ventures, and Hunt Ventures.