GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- United States Patent No. 9,619,573, prepared and prosecuted by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, one of nation's leading intellectual property law firms, has been granted to ProStarâ„¢. The issued patent covers a computer implemented method for avoiding damage within an excavation area. The patented method helps to prevent damages to utilities and the environment during construction, maintenance and groundbreaking activities as well as damages caused by severe conditions including weather, fires, and earthquakes.

It's always gratifying to play a significant role in the issuance of a patent for a client, said Raymond R. Tabandeh, the LRRC partner who prosecuted the patent. Damages to buried utilities during excavation is a major problem in the U.S. and Canada, and in almost every case when excavation is involved, damage is caused by lack of qualified data being available. This patent addresses these concerns, added Tabandeh.

ProStar˜s Chief Executive Officer and a coinventor of the issued patent, Page Tucker, stated, We are delighted to have another key patent added to our extensive and growing IP portfolio. Our cloud and mobile Precision Mapping Solutionsâ„¢ are recognized as the most advanced utility mapping system in the world and another patent issuance is validation that we are leading the industry in terms of development and innovation.

About Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Ranked in the Top 50 Patent Firms in the U.S. by Juristat, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's patent attorneys have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, and many of the attorneys have graduate degrees, enabling them to have a deeper understanding of clients' technology. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie serve clients along the full spectrum of disciplines mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, even naval architecture. Extensive patent services include: Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Design Patents, International Patent Protection, Patent Opinions & Evaluations, Prior Art Searches & Evaluations, and PTAB Proceedings.

About ProStarâ„¢

ProStar specializes in the development of Precision Mapping Solutionsâ„¢. ProStar's Solution is natively Cloud and Mobile and offered as Software as a Service. ProStar's Solution is designed to improve the business operations of any industry that requires the precise location of sub-surface infrastructure. ProStar's Solution enables real-time access to precise location information where and when it is most needed including in the office and out in the field.