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Context Connect Awarded European Patent for Directory Services and eCommerce


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Newburyport, MA -- Context Connect, LLC. ("CCL or the Company"), a leading provider of directory based connectivity services, today announced it has been awarded European Patent #EP1301887 - A System and Method for Directory Services and eCommerce Across Multi-Provider Networks. The patent is focused on the ability to ‘find and connect’ individuals without requiring or needing the actual contact number (e.g., phone number) through a DNS-based contextual platform. The patent extends to directory-based connectivity calls as well as electronic transactions or eCommerce via mobile devices.

The patent describes methods for providing secure connectivity across disparate networks or service providers. Contextual, DNS-based directory listings are created by consumers or groups, while connectivity to individuals is made without revealing valuable customer information and data – thus ensuring a more appropriate way of getting connected (self provisioned contextual listings) through a private-based platform (no phone numbers revealed). The patent covers directory assistance/enquiry listings by consumers and merchants that do not reveal actual connectivity details like DNS-like registrar services.

"We continue to build and grow our portfolio of intellectual property worldwide around private directory solutions," stated Sunny Ahn, CEO and President of Context Connect. "This patent will help provide our firm with coverage for DNS-based directory solution in Europe, specifically around the wireless directory assistance (WDA) and yellow page DNS-based registration solutions involving contextual listing."

CCL provides solutions that enable cross-platform connectivity that allows individuals to find and connect to wireless subscribers across multiple devices and multiple provider platforms. The Company also provides a private mass notification service, ccAlert™, that allows a single message to thousands of people, via the communication devices they have.

About Context Connect, LLC

Context Connect is a leading provider of private directory and connectivity solutions. The company’s DNS-based contextual directory enables individuals to ‘find and connect’ to others, without revealing the connectivity details of the individuals. The company has a broad intellectual property portfolio around a technical model to protect subscriber privacy and carrier relationships while facilitating connectivity. Context Connect was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with a regional office in Wellington, New Zealand. For more information, please visit http://www.contextconnect.com.



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