Interwoven Awarded Patent on Core Content Management Technology

Feb 21, 2003

Interwoven, Inc., an enterprise content management (ECM) provider, has been issued a U.S. Patent for its "System and Method for Web site Development," the core technology within its content management product, Interwoven TeamSite software. Internet initiatives such as enterprise portals, ecommerce, self-service applications, and CRM all drive the need for patented technology. The successful deployment of an enterprise portal, for example, requires thousands of content contributors, either working individually or as teams, to independently create, preview, and publish timely, relevant, and accurate content. Interwoven's patented technology is designed to deliver the necessary content collaboration and management framework for enterprise portals as well as all other Internet-based applications. Interwoven's U.S. patent (#6505212) describes Interwoven's method of using branches, work areas, staging areas, and editions to develop and manage content and revisions. This patent includes 13 claims covering, among other things: a system for asset management comprised of multiple work areas, each configured to maintain a virtual copy of content as it would appear when published; a staging area to which content is submitted from multiple work areas and where any conflicts between content can be resolved; branches and sub-branches (for different projects or initiatives) that contain individual work areas, staging areas, and editions; a hierarchical file system and an object repository for representing and hosting content and its structure; virtualization of all content regardless of location; the combined concepts of file history, versioning, comparison, and merging as it relates to content, provide an archive of individual changes and collections of changes. The Interwoven 5 platform is comprised of Interwoven TeamSite content management software, Interwoven MetaTagger content intelligence software, and Interwoven OpenDeploy content distribution software.