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PayOne Files Mobile Payment Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against The Home Depot

  PayOne Files Mobile Payment Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against The Home
  Depot

Alleges the use of PayPal’s in-store checkout system at The Home Depot retail
                   stores infringes multiple PayOne patents

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- March 6, 2013

PayOne (www.PayOne.com), formerly PaymentOne Corp., a global leader in mobile
payments and carrier billing, announced today that it has filed a patent
infringement lawsuit against The Home Depot, Inc. in the Northern District of
California. In its complaint, PayOne asserts that The Home Depot retail store
deployment and use of PayPal’s in-store checkout infringes on multiple PayOne
patents including the use of a mobile phone number and a PIN (personal
identification number) to complete the checkout process and payment at point
of sale.

The complaint seeks unspecified damages and a court-ordered injunction against
future infringement by The Home Depot. The asserted PayOne patents include
United States Patent No. 7,848,500, entitled "Method And Apparatus To Validate
A Subscriber Line"; and United States Patent No. 7,848,504, entitled "Method
And Apparatus To Validate A Subscriber Line." A complete list and copy of
PayOne’s patents are available at http://www.payone.com/Patents.

For more than 10 years, PayOne has been at the forefront of mobile payments,
developing technologies for streamlining commerce and enabling shoppers to
instantly use their phone and accounts tied to the phone to simplify the
payment and checkout experience. PayOne’s platform and proprietary
technologies enable, among other solutions, the simple use of a mobile phone
number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) to instantly transact with a
merchant at retail point of sale or in a virtual environment. The patents
further cover technology in PayOne's real-time authentication and fraud
control system to validate, execute, and settle financial transactions using a
variety of funding methods, including accounts tied to the mobile number as
well as credit/debit accounts and pre-paid cards for physical and digital
goods and services.

“Since 2000, PayOne has invested significant time and money developing its
proprietary mobile payment technologies designed to simplify the checkout
process and the PayOne systems have been deployed by digital merchants across
the globe,” said Joe Lynam, president and CEO of PayOne. “The ‘mobile wallet
wars’ have moved beyond the digital world into point of sale, but now face
adoption challenges and substantial friction with consumer setup requirements,
security concerns and lack of merchant required NFC infrastructure. PayOne’s
technology solves these challenges by enabling an ‘instant wallet’ capability
that can be extended to the retail and physical world for billions of
consumers worldwide, with no pre-registration or friction at point of sale,
and no NFC infrastructure required.”

The number of mobile-connected devices is set to exceed 10 billion, more than
the number of people on earth, by the end of this year (source: The Cisco®
Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update).
These connected devices all typically have an existing billing relationship
and can be instantly enabled for mobile payment. Given the ubiquity of mobile
devices with existing billing relationships, the opportunity for mobile
payments through an ‘instant wallet’ such as PayOne’s technology enables now
far exceeds the estimated 2 billion credit card holders on a global basis.

PayOne and the PayOne Global Carrier Network™ PGCN currently provide the
ability for over 4 billion consumers in over 80 countries to utilize their
mobile phone for secure digital mobile payments, typically with just 1-2
steps. With PayOne’s ‘instant wallet’ approach no credit card or sensitive
financial information is required as consumers can simply choose to pay using
their mobile phone number and a secure pin.

PayOne is represented in this action by the law firm Niro, Haller & Niro, Ltd.

About PayOne

PayOne is the global leader in mobile payments and industrial strength carrier
billing. The company pioneered "no credit card required" payments and has a
10-year track record in payment services that connect digital merchants,
social media publishers, content providers, mobile app developers and network
operators. PayOne has generated over $5 billion in new digital revenue for
brand name clients including Blizzard Entertainment and America Online. The
PayOne Global Carrier Network™ covers 80 countries, over 1100 network
operators and enables over 4 billion worldwide consumers to do mobile
commerce. The company has a robust patent portfolio covering mobile commerce,
fraud prevention, authentication, and alternative payments. Previously called
PaymentOne, PayOne is profitable, privately held, and based in the Silicon
Valley.

Contact:

Mobility Public Relations for PayOne
Melissa Burns, +1-208-850-5939
PayOne@mobilitypr.com
 
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