Mentor, Ohio—Mar. 31, 2014—CardinalCommerce, a global provider enabling remote commerce, announced it received new intellectual property protection with regard to technology that expands its Universal Merchant Platform invention, in the form of patent US 8,650,118 B2. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Cardinal the patent in February 2014.
Cardinal’s Universal Merchant Platform is a method of securely processing consumer authentication for e-commerce. The company’s patents on the invention date back to 2002. The new patent, Universal Merchant Platform for Payment Authentication, provides further and strengthened protection for Cardinal’s systems with regard to various connection methods and data formats associated with processing consumer authentication and enabling payment methods that use authentication.
“This new patent shows Cardinal’s customers that we’re incorporating innovative technologies to ease implementation and seamlessly facilitate the broadest connectivity in the marketplace,” said CardinalCommerce Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Keresman, III. “We continue to ensure our customers’ transactions get from any place to the right place, the right way. In essence, Cardinal can FutureProof our customers’ payment needs with one connection—better enabling them to protect transactions, and therefore to grow and protect their e-commerce businesses.”
This most recent patent is the fourth in the U.S., and the sixth worldwide, granted to Cardinal in its Universal Merchant Platform family. Cardinal’s patent portfolio now includes 36 issued patents and approximately 100 patent applications pending.