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Passing The U.S. Patent With Flying Colors

NuoDB, the leader in elastically scalable database software for the cloud, is pleased to announce today the passing of our first patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in less than half the time normally allotted for approval of the average patent.

The filing for the patent was officially requested on March 8th, 2011 and approved on July 17th, 2012 — a mere 15 months after, when compared to the average patent approval period of 34 months.

When reporting to some of his fellow enthusiasts, Jim Starkey, Founder and CTO of NuoDB, had this to say:

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NuoDB co-founder and CTO Jim Starkey

“When I started what became NuoDB, the time for variations on existing themes was past. If databases were to scale, a whole new approach was required, one unsaddled by ancient assumptions.”

“The NuoDB patent represents a clean sheet re-invention of the relational database. The interface is standard, but the underpinnings are so new that there weren’t even terms for its concepts.”

To see some of the cool articles that have sprouted as a result of this record breaking achievement, check out our hot reading list down below:

GigaOm’s Database Superstar Jim Starkry Touts NuoDB’s New Patent by Barb Darrow

MassTech’s NuoDB: We’ve Invented the Database of the Future by Kyle Alspach,

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