Planet Data Press Releases

Planet Data Issued Patent for eDiscovery Text Extraction Process

Approach Can Increase the Accuracy of Proximity and Concept Search Results


Elmsford, NY – January 07, 2015 – Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of eDiscovery technologies, services and solutions, proudly announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted US Patent 8,924,395 B2 for its eDiscovery text extraction process.

The patent, titled System and Method for Indexing Electronic Discovery Data, is an invention for text extraction from embedded documents and objects during eDiscovery processing. Through the proprietary Planet Data process, text is extracted in a unique way to ensure search results are more accurate.

Embedded objects are prevalent in all data sets including email, MS Office applications, PDFs, etc. Planet Data reports that across its projects, over 10% of data collections contain embedded documents. In a recent 25 million document project managed by Planet Data, over three million embedded documents (12% of the collection) were extracted through the patented process in our Exego platform.

Without this Planet Data technology, these searches may not be as accurate or complete, and in some cases, these problems could affect the outcome of the litigation.

“This patent further validates our approach to managing data” states Michael Wade, Planet Data Chief Technology Officer and chief architect of the Exego Platform. “In the legal and information governance environment, preserving the author’s intent in a document is critical, especially during litigation.”

Planet Data continues to expand patent protection of all of our intellectual property encompassing proprietary data identification, processing, and searching methodologies.