Friday, February 11, 2011

CardinalCommerce Corporation Receives Eighth Patent From the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Source: CardinalCommerce Corporation

Latest Patent Addition Strengthens Expanding Intellectual Property Portfolio

MENTOR, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CardinalCommerce, the world-leading enabler of payment brands, today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent number US 7,877,296 B2, which teaches a system including the extension of authenticated mcommerce to alternative communication channels, including "Text to Buy" applications among others.

The patent, entitled Method and/or System for Extending Payment System Architectures and/or Legacy Order Processing Systems to Mobile Commerce Applications via Text Messaging, was filed to protect technology including that which is designed to ensure secure transactions using authentication for wireless networks. This technology allows consumers to initiate and conduct commercial transactions for a wireless device. The patent application dates back to July 2005.

"This patent, in conjunction with Cardinal's other intellectual property, expands protections of the Company's technology for wireless applications – a market in which authentication is becoming increasingly important, as so many users of mobile phones, smartphones and other wireless devices now use these phones to make purchases, pay bills and conduct other transactions," says Michael A. Keresman, III, President and CEO of CardinalCommerce. "Cardinal is committed to enabling the parties to a transaction, including the customer and the merchant, to conduct authenticated transactions with ease and with the greatest amount of flexibility. We look forward to enabling customers and merchants to continue to safely and securely grow the mobile marketplace. Organizations that use or enable commerce that relies on SMS or text messaging are invited to contact Cardinal for licensing opportunities."

Cardinal's IP portfolio includes eight United States, three European, and three South African patents:

US Patents:

US 7,051,002 B2Universal Merchant Platform for Payment Authentication
US 7,140,036 B2Centralized Identity Authentication for Electronic Communications Networks
US 7,606,771 B2Dynamic Number Authentication for Credit/Debit Cards
US 7,624,039 B2Affinity Shopping Portal
US 7,693,783 B2Universal Merchant Platform for Payment Authentication
US 7,742,967 B2Secure & Efficient Payment Processing System
US 7,797,731 B2Centralized Identity Authentication for Electronic Communications Networks
US 7,877,296 B2Method and/or System for Extending Payment System Architectures and/or Legacy Order
 Processing Systems to Mobile Commerce Applications via Text Messaging
European Patents:
EP 1 221 146 B1 (United Kingdom) Secure & Efficient Payment Processing System
EP 1 221 146 B1 (Switzerland) Secure & Efficient Payment Processing System
DE 600 15 587.0-08(Germany) Secure & Efficient Payment Processing System
South African Patents:
2005/0269 Universal Merchant Platform for Payment Authentication
2007/07072 System and Method for Conversion Between Internet and Non-Internet Based Transactions
2008/1212 Method and/or System for Extending Payment System Architectures and/or Legacy Order
 Processing Systems to Mobile Commerce Applications via Text Messaging
About CardinalCommerce

CardinalCommerce Corporation is the global leader in enabling authenticated payments, secure transactions, and alternative payment brands for both eCommerce and mobile commerce.

The Cardinal Centinel® software platform enables payment brands, such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard® SecureCode, Amazon Payments, Bill2Phone, Bill Me Later®, ClickandBuy®, Cred-Ex®, Ebates, eBillme, eLayaway, Google Checkout, Green Dot® MoneyPak®, Mazooma, Moneybookers, MyECheck, NACHA® Secure Vault Payments (SVP), NYCE® SafeDebit, OneTouch Online Purchasing, Paymate, PayPal, paysafecard, RevolutionCard, Rialto PaySM, SafetyPay, TeleCheck®, and Ukash™ , to a network of thousands of merchants and merchant service providers.

Cardinal's mobile commerce platform, Cardinal MAX, makes it simple for retailers to sell and market products through the mobile channel. Cardinal's proprietary and easily deployable technology provides consumers, merchants, credit/debit card issuers, and processors the ability to conduct authenticated Internet, wireless and mobile transactions safely and securely.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with facilities in the United States, Europe, and Africa, Cardinal services a worldwide Customer base. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Media contact:
         Christopher G. Brown
         Chief Financial Officer
         CardinalCommerce Corporation

Total System Services, Inc. Presentation Now Available Online

Company invites investors and analysts to logon to February 3rd corporate presentation

COLUMBUS, Ga.Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) today announced that their February 3rd presentation is available for archive.
Total System Services, Inc. presentation will be available for 90 days. Investors may download shareholder materials from the "virtual trade booth" for the next three weeks
About Total System Services, Inc.
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) is reshaping a new era in digital commerce, connecting consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses and governments. Through unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS creates a better experience for buyers and sellers globally, supporting cross-border payments in more than 85 countries. Offering services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare, installments, money transfer and more, TSYS makes it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure payment transactions with trust and convenience.
TSYS' global headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with other local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS serves approximately 400 clients in 85 countries, including relationships with more than half of the Top 20 international banks. For more information, please visit us at
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Discover Financial Services to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roger Hochschild, president and chief operating officer of Discover Financial Services, will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. ET in New York.  (Editor's Note:  As will MasterCard,  Visa, American Express and more.)

A listen-only audio webcast will be posted on the day of the conference to An archived replay will be available for 60 days after the conference at the same website address.
http://www.discoverfinancial.comAbout Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit

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