Patent for Identifying a Device during Online Transaction.

U.S. Patent No. 8,799,458, entitled “Identifying and marketing to a user device involved in an online transaction,” was issued to the online fraud and risk management leader Kount Recently. This is the third patent granted to Kount in 2014, with additional patents expected before the close of the year.

Kount is a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management. The platform is ideal for managing fraud in online/telephone channels that process payments and on-board new customers. Other patents include:

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The patent describes an elegant method of collecting data from an online device. The data is then used to uniquely identify the device and create a device fingerprint. The data and fingerprint may then be used for fraud prevention or marketing efforts. The patent is applicable to all Internet connected devices. It also has claims specific to mobile communication devices, gaming systems, televisions and even vehicles.

“This patent reflects both our commitment to innovation and ability to provide unmatched technology leadership to help customers boost sales and beat fraud,” said Rich Stuppy, Kount COO.
He also added, “We have steadily grown our patent portfolio across several areas, including numerous awards for the foundational fraud-fighting components of device fingerprinting and proxy piercing. Our latest patent builds on these previous patents and expands this reach into both marketing and fraud use cases.”
This brings the number of Kount’s issued patents to 18. In April of 2014, Kount was issued U.S. Patent No. 8,701,170, “System for Secure Enrollment and Secure Verification of Network Users by a Centralized Identification Service” and in June was issued a U.S. Patent No. 8,762,574 titled, “Establishing Unique Sessions for DNS Subscribers.”

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