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U.S. Patent Awarded for Pageflex's Flexible Template Technology

Press release from the issuing company

CAMBRIDGE, MASS — December 8, 2004 — Pageflex, the leading provider of variable data publishing and Web-to-print technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent for Pageflex’s flexible template technology. Pageflex template technology enables a document layout to "flex," accommodating variable content within sophisticated designer-specified guidelines. The Pageflex XML-based composition engine handles page content (text and images) separate from page form (layout). When the length or size of custom content is different than the size of the box the content is flowing into, the box can expand in either the horizontal or vertical direction (or both), to accommodate the content. Designer-specified rules determine the maximum and minimum dimensions, as well as behavior of the surrounding elements on the page. The result is the ability to define sophisticated templates that accommodate a wide range of variable content by flexing the page layout. Pageflex’s U.S. patent includes all of these capabilities as well as additional claims for related capabilities. “Pageflex solutions are founded on our unique flexible template technology,” said Anna Chagnon, Pageflex CEO. “Receiving this patent is an important milestone as we accelerate on our growth plan, ensuring protection for our innovations that help our customers compete successfully.”

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