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X1 Technologies Receives U.S. Patent for Search Efficiency

Monday, June 23, 2008

X1 Technologies Issued U.S. Patent No. 7,370,035 to Make Search More Efficient

Pasadena, CA -- X1 Technologies, Inc., the innovator in enterprise search solutions, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for X1 Technologies that provides for quick and efficient search. Patent, No. 7,370,035, entitled Methods and Systems for Search Indexing, covers an advanced technique for dynamically producing search results as characters are entered into a search field. For example, as a user begins to type keywords into a search field, the search results are generated and refined as each new character is entered into the search field. With search performed incrementally, the "fast-as-you-type" search results are narrowed immediately after each character in a search string is entered. This gives the user substantially more feedback as the search string is entered, allowing them to decide whether to enter additional search criteria or not.

"Search has become as pervasive as the internet due to the sheer amount of information we deal with on a daily basis," said Bill Gross, Founder and CEO Idealab. "Having been personally involved in the creation of the technology behind this patent, it brings both personal and professional pride that X1 has achieved this important milestone in changing how enterprise search is done."

The X1 Enterprise Search Suite is a combination of products that allow knowledge workers to search, preview and act upon data anywhere in the enterprise from a single, elegant interface. With the X1 Enterprise Search Suite, businesses of all sizes can search virtually everything that exists on the PC and server along with over 400 file types and applications, including email solutions such as Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Symantec Enterprise Vault and Lotus Notes/Domino.

"The issuance of this patent is a one of the keystones to X1’s impact on the enterprise search market," said John Waller, President and COO of X1 Technologies. "Our goal isn’t just to make search faster, but to innovate how search is done, which is why this and several pending patents are key to X1’s momentum."

About X1 Technologies

X1 Technologies, the innovator in enterprise search solutions was founded in 2003 with the vision of providing a single user interface capable of previewing and acting upon data anywhere in the enterprise. X1’s patented search technology scales from a single server to tens of thousands of desktops. Innovations pioneered by X1 include find-as-you-type searching along with unified, actionable search. X1 is a technology partner with leading companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and Symantec. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, X1 is an operating company of Idealab. For more information, visit or call 626-229-3050.

X1 is a registered trademark of X1 Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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