PRESS RELEASE: Topaz Awarded Two New Electronic Signature Patents
Director of Marketing
Simi Valley, CA - March 30, 2010 - Topaz Systems, Inc., a global leader in electronic signature technology announces today that it has been granted two new Patents for electronic signature authentication and security - one in the United States and one in Great Britain.
U.S. patent number 7,693,312 - "Method for Authenticating an Electronic Signature" broadens Topaz® control of the fundamental use of existing paper signature exemplars in the process of electronic signature authentication. Great Britain patent GB2436487 - "Electronic Signature Security System" and its 48 claims provide broad and effective security for the transmission of signature information in real-time, and also the binding of signatures to transaction information at the point of use. Together with 7,526,108, 7,190,815, 7,123,143, 6,972,754, 6,307,955, 5,122,623, 5,120,908, D532,009, and GB2430788 B and other pending applications, these newly granted patents further demonstrate Topaz leadership position in electronic signature technology and commitment to backing that with a broad and effective eSign IP portfolio.
"With more than 10 patents now and more on the way, the number and breadth of IP protecting Topaz technology continues to grow". said Anthony Zank, President and CEO of Topaz. "Topaz is unique in providing the complete electronic signature products, software tools, IP, and patents to enable electronic signatures to be legally binding, with our customers realizing both the immediate and long-term benefits."
Topaz Systems is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic signature software and hardware, and has been based in Simi Valley, California since 1995. Topaz provides all the hardware, software, intellectual property and expertise to enable paperless document creation, signing, and authentication of electronic forms with digital handwritten signatures. Topaz has developed an extensive eSign patent portfolio, and is the recipient of multiple industry awards including being a multiple consecutive winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500, along with Inc 500 and 5000 awards for outstanding growth.