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CardinalCommerce Corporation Reports Patent Grant by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Latest Patent Addition Complements Current Patent Holdings

Mentor, OH -- CardinalCommerce, the worldwide leading enabler of payment brands, announced today that it has been granted its fourth patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

U.S. Patent No. 7,624,039 B2 was issued to CardinalCommerce on November 24, 2009. This latest patent, titled Affinity Shopping Portal, complements the company's current patent holdings, as well as its patent applications. Cardinal's IP portfolio includes three additional United States, three European, and two South African patents:

US Patents:
Patent No. US 7,051,002
Patent No. US 7,140,036
Patent No. US 7,606,771

European Patents:
Patent No. EP 1 221 146 B1 (UK, CH)
Patent No. DE 600 15 587.0-08

South African Patents:
Patent No. 2005/0269
Patent No. 2007/07072

"The Affinity Shopping Portal patent protects eCommerce transactions initiated through a portal of interest to a certain class of purchasers, and we expect it to present a meaningful advantage to Cardinal not only in eCommerce matters, but also in the emerging mobile commerce markets," said Pat Roche, Partner, Fay Sharpe LLP.

Cardinal has recently retained Jones Day to assist in its IP enforcement and contracting. "We are pleased to join the team to guard Cardinal's valuable technology," said Tim O'Hearn, IP Litigation Partner, Jones Day.

"Along with CardinalCommerce's commitment to constantly improving our technologies is a never-ending commitment to the security of our systems, our customers' and partners'," stated Michael A. Keresman, III, Chief Executive Officer, CardinalCommerce. "The latest patent Cardinal has been granted, strengthens our proprietary position in the marketplace. We look forward to using our IP portfolio to contribute to the growth of secure commerce worldwide."

About CardinalCommerce

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

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

Our 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.

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