FOR RELEASE Monday, February 26, 2007
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the awarding of a record number of software patents to UGS from the United States Patent and Trademark Office during 2006 in segments of the PLM industry ranging from computer-aided-design (CAD) to collaborative Product Data Management (cPDM).
The total number of patents issued to UGS in 2006 exceeded that of any other PLM vendors included in the leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Product Lifecycle Management, 3Q06. (see release)
UGS’ patents issued in 2006 included:
“Our patent program is designed to raise the bar in innovation and thus help enable companies to capitalize on their product lifecycle management investment,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of Products, UGS. “Our mission of helping companies transform their process of innovation is supported by a commitment to advance our own innovation process through our patent program. The recognition and numerous awards we’ve received serve as proof points for our ongoing leadership in innovation. In 2006, UGS was included in the leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant and we were recognized by CIMdata as having the leading market presence in the Collaborative Product Development Management market segment, the most critical and fastest growing segment of the PLM industry.”
Customers, industry analysts and media have recognized UGS’ innovation through numerous awards and third party accolades for its software and services, including:
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
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