DataPower Granted Patent For XML Technology

Aug 13, 2004

DataPower, a provider of intelligent XML-aware network devices, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has awarded the company a patent covering its core technology. Filed in 1999, patent # 6,772,413 covers the use of compiler techniques and dynamic code generation for data transformation, including XML processing. The technology is already a part of DataPower's products: XS40 XML Security Gateway, XA35 XML Accelerator, and XI50 Integration Appliance. The compiler-centric technology covered by the patent includes both XML-specific embodiments such as an XSLT compiler or an optimized XPath engine, as well as methods for general-purpose data interchange between arbitrary data formats using format descriptors.