Broadridge today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has greenlighted 16 original patent claims as well as five new claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,122,635 (‘635 Patent’).
The ‘635 Patent grants Broadridge the right to exclude others from creating and maintaining a content database wherein EDGAR filings are sorted, separated and kept up-to-date. The ‘635 Patent is core to Broadridge’s products for electronic delivery of compliance information, which have streamlined the mutual fund regulatory-communications process, according to the firm
“With an average of 128 new mutual fund filings made on the SEC’s EDGAR system each day, and peaks of more than 1,800 daily filings, accessing the most current mutual fund disclosure information is a complex challenge,” stated Geoff de Lesseps, Senior Vice President, Investor Communication Solutions, Broadridge.
“Broadridge’s unique solution – protected by our newly confirmed ‘635 Patent -- has transformed and streamlined how mutual fund compliance information is accessed and delivered so that brokerage firms, insurance companies, retirement plan providers and third-party plan administrators have the most up-to-date mutual fund information and can confidently supply investors with the most accurate information.”