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Incipient Secures Patent

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Incipient, Inc., a leading provider of network-based storage virtualization software for Storage Area Network (SAN) environments, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved and issued a fifth patent to the company for its technology innovations. U.S. Patent 7,173,929, titled Fast-path for performing data operations,” was issued on February 6, 2007. The newly awarded patent covers split-path architecture for performing block level storage virtualization for scalable and highly-available switching fabrics which is a core technology within Incipient’s flagship product, Incipient Network Storage Platform™ (iNSP™).

Since October 2005, Incipient has secured five patents, each covering key storage virtualization technologies offered through iNSP. Incipient’s current portfolio of patents includes:

  • I/O Primitives, U.S. Patent 7,013,379, March 14, 2006
  • Fast Path Caching, U.S. Patent 6,986,015, January 10, 2006
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