Extensis Awarded Second Patent for Digital Asset Management Technology

November 15, 2006 | Mark Goldstein | Software | Comment |

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Innovative floating ‘Express Palette’ technology provides instant access to digital files.

PORTLAND, Ore. – November 14, 2006 – Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced that it has been awarded a second patent for its popular Express Palette feature within Portfolio, its leading digital asset management solution. The Express Palette is a floating application that brings the digital library of files within Portfolio directly into the user’s existing workflow, providing instant search and drag-n-drop access to files from anywhere on the user’s system. Extensis was awarded an apparatus patent on the Express Palette in August 2005.

“Extensis’ Portfolio family of products continues to be a leading solution for digital asset management needs and we are thrilled to receive a second patent for our Express Palette feature,” said Brian Berson, Extensis General Manager. “Our customers love how the Express Palette improves their workflow by eliminating the need to open yet another application in order to access vital files and images. In short, it enables them to get the right file at the right time with very little effort.”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the method patent, entitled System for using a floating palette for a digital asset management system in a plurality of different applications to Extensis for its unique technology advancements in digital asset management. Extensis cultivates an environment that is committed to breakthrough technology and currently owns several patents and has additional patent applications pending in the United States. 

About Portfolio
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About Extensis
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.