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LogicLibrary Receives Patent on Dynamic Technique to Present Complex Asset and Service Relationships

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Third Patent Award Gives LogicLibrary Customers Ability to Precisely View Asset-to-Asset Relationships Enabling Granular Impact Analysis

Pittsburgh, PA -- LogicLibrary®, the leader in SOA production/consumption governance and software reuse, today announced it has been awarded patent 7,200,805 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the Company’s dynamic metadata template infrastructure, making this the third patent issued around its flagship product, Logidex™. These dynamically generated templates allow LogicLibrary customers to precisely define asset-to-asset dependencies and other important asset information and relationships. This patent also covers the enforcement of asset validation rules (e.g., mandatory/optional/multi-valued, valid values, default values), including rules that enforce which assets can be associated via a particular relationship type. This advanced technology gives Logidex great strength in accurately portraying and presenting meaningful impact analysis and dependency graph perspectives over customer’s real-world assets, a great improvement over ad hoc or time consuming manual procedures. In addition, these templates both guide and enforce information quality, consistency and completeness – crucial aspects of any SOA initiative. These capabilities are key components in Logidex, giving customers an unrivaled solution that provides both visibility for reusing services and governance over SOA initiatives.

Logidex is a design-time repository/registry and governance hub, enabling organizations to actively track and manage services from design and development through deployment. The patented Dynamic Generation of Schema Information for Data Description Languages template within Logidex was invented by LogicLibrary’s Brent Carlson, Tim Graser, and Dave Gross.

"LogicLibrary’s patented technology helps customers meet two of today’s top corporate IT challenges – providing both the visibility for reusing services and governance over SOA initiatives," said Brent Carlson, chief technology officer at LogicLibrary and patent co-author. "The growth of distributed and service-oriented computing has led to an exponential increase in the number of distinct software resources an enterprise must manage, making reuse and governance more difficult than ever. Logidex, however, makes it possible for all involved in the software development process to collaboratively participate in defining, managing and reusing these resources, collecting complete and validated information and sharing that information throughout the organization. This improved system for managing software resources results in tremendous savings, faster time-to-market and strict adherence to business policies."

Logidex’s unique combination of a repository for services production, a registry for services and artifact consumption, and automated UDDI and ESB publication options provides governance capabilities for the entire SOA lifecycle. Logidex is the only design-time governance product to feature tight integration with the industry’s major development environments, including Eclipse, IBM WebSphere Studio, IBM Rational Application Developer, Software Modeler and Software Architect, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, BEA Workshop Studio, Borland JBuilder and SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio.

About LogicLibrary

LogicLibrary is the leading provider of software and services that make it possible for enterprises to manage and reuse Software Development Assets (SDAs). The company’s patented technology provides a comprehensive and collaborative approach for creating, migrating and integrating enterprise applications for use in service-oriented architecture, software reuse and other software development initiatives.

LogicLibrary has been positioned in the "Leader" quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s 2H05 to 1H06 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Repositories (2H05 to 1H06 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Repositories; Michael Blechar; June 30, 2005) and maintains strategic partnerships with HP as a member of their Developer & Solution Partner Program and Enterprise Management Alliance Program, IBM, as an Advanced PartnerWorld Partner, Microsoft, as a Premier member of the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program, and Serena. LogicLibrary has been recognized for three consecutive years on the SD Times 100 list of leaders and innovators in the software development industry and has integration partnerships that include Microsoft, IBM, Eclipse, BEA and Borland. LogicLibrary is headquartered in Pittsburgh, with an additional office in Rochester, MN. For more information, visit

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