Biotech Daily – 21 Nov 2017

The Melbourne-based Evado says it has been issued its first US Patent for its clinical trials management software system.

Evado said that the patent, entitled ‘A Method and Structure for Managing Multiple Electronic Forms and Their Records Using a Static Database’ protected its intellectual property over the invention by Evado chief architect Ross Anderson until October 16, 2032, with a potential 240 day extension.

The company said the invention enabled “a relational database using a static table structure to store a huge number of form layouts that can all be versioned online”.

Evado said that “millions of form field data instances can be collected for each version of each form” and users could view collections of form data consisting of multiple forms layouts regardless of version and all form field data was directly accessible using a standard SQL statement.

“The USPTO is narrowing the scope for software patents, so we are really thrilled that this patent has been granted,” Mr Anderson said.

Evado is a private company.