Update On Arria’s Patent Portfolio:
16 Core Patents Approved,
With More Pending 

As we’ve been reporting on our latest technologies and new clients, one of the critical areas to keep our shareholders apprised of is the exciting progress we’ve made in patenting our state-of-the-art Natural Language Generation (NLG) technologies and protecting our intellectual property (IP).

The 16 patents we presently have are an outstanding accomplishment that sets us apart from our competitors. Many of these patents are considered “core” patents because they are fundamental to rules-based NLG, a technology that does not depend on the more primitive templates that drive competitors' systems. By patenting key innovations, protecting trade secrets and withholding source code, the company works to protect its technology even as we roll it out to our growing list of global clients. See our List of Patents on our website.

The Value of Our Patent Portfolio

The power of patent portfolios covering both fundamental and incremental steps of technological progress can be substantial. As the well reported “patent wars” affecting mobile telephony attest, large portfolios of standards-setting patents, such as those developed or acquired by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, are regarded as essential foundations for a substantial, sustainable and defensible presence in the mobile communications marketplace.

70% to 80% of Market Cap Comes From Intangible Assets

Forbes magazine has stated: “Research indicates that about 70% to 80% of a company's market capitalization comes in the form of intangible assets, which include intellectual assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other business knowledge and know-how. Patents are moving from a legal role to a strategic role, and company leaders must be prepared.”

To execute Arria's patent program, shortly after the company was created we retained Alston & Bird, one of the world’s leading patent law firms. Alston & Bird have more than 180 attorneys practicing IP law 100% of the time. Of these attorneys, more than 120 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trade- mark Office, with many holding PhDs and other advanced scientific degrees. Under the guidance of Alston & Bird, Arria NLG has developed a patent writing capability within each of Arria NLG’s product development groups and maintains a continuous focus on the key aspects of patent and IP development and protection—with the following result:

A 100% Success Rate. No NLG patent application has been abandoned for failure to obtain a patent.

According to Jay DeWalt, Chief Operating Officer of Arria NLG: “Since the company was established, we’ve paid careful attention to IP protection. And I’m pleased to report that our patent development program is impressive: 16 core US patents have been issued or allowed and none have been refused.

“We remain focused on securing US patents on our key innovations in natural language generation. We feel it’s prudent to continue to safeguarding our products and critical processes, ensuring their protection, while also maintaining our position as one of the world’s leading NLG and AI innovators. The patents—granted to Arria NLG so far—demonstrate our commitment to building unrivaled technology and securing greater long-term value for shareholders.”

We look forward to keeping you updated on our continued progress securing patents to protect our NLG technologies and adding shareholder value. 


Arria NLG
Arria NLG's core product is known as the Arria NLG Platform, a form of artificial intelligence software, specialized in extracting information from complex data sources and communicating that information in natural language (i.e. as if written by a human). The scientific foundation for the Arria NLG Platform is based on more than 35 years of research and development by the Arria Data2Text Founders at the University of Aberdeen. Arria NLG Studio is an easy-to-use advanced natural language generation (NLG) tool that empowers journalists, writers, analysts, data scientists, and developers alike to build their own NLG solutions.

See who’s already using Studio >

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