Serverside Group Granted European Patent on Core Card Customisation Architecture

    LONDON, October 25 /CNW/ - Global technology provider, Serverside Group,
today announced that the European Patent Office has allowed a European patent
directed to its core card customisation architecture.

    The patent grant was officially published on 26 September 2007 under
European Patent Number 1602072. The application leading to this patent defined
the first of three inventions derived from the original word-wide patent
family, which itself is one of a number of world-wide patent families applied
for in recent years to cover the design, marketing and production of
customised financial transaction cards. The accompanying image (with
re-branded MyBank logo) corresponds to a drawing in the granted patent and
indicates the type of image manipulation tool protected.

    The European patent significantly enhances Serverside's competitive
position and confirms it as the leading innovator in the card customisation
space. With immediate effect, Serverside will be actively seeking licensees to
work with on appropriate commercial terms. It will also continue to pursue its
growing portfolio of international patent rights.

    James Pendley, CEO, Serverside Group, commented:

    "Being granted the European patent is wonderful news for Serverside.
Given our level of innovation, we have always felt it important to invest in
our IP and the decision of the European Patent Office, the first to consider
this application, to grant in our favour, clearly justifies our strategy. The
European Patent Office is not the easiest of offices and we expect other
territories to follow suit. Of course, while it's a great result, we still
have work to do and will now be focusing our attention on the remainder of our
patent applications."

    About Serverside

    Founded in 2003, Serverside Group is the global technology leader in
digital card design and a provider of innovative software solutions for
issuers, personalisation bureaus and card manufacturers. The company's two
flagship products are AllAboutMe, a web-based application that allows
cardholders to design their own unique payment card online, and Virtual
Portfolio, a web-based management tool enabling issuers to rapidly launch card
campaigns of any size, adjust them in real time and print cards on demand.
Serverside currently has 52 signed clients in 19 countries covering more than
200 card programs globally.

    Serverside Group is headquartered in London and has offices in Taipei,
New York, Chicago and Auckland, New Zealand. The company has strategic
alliances with Visa and Datacard Group. For more information and to see a live
card demonstration, visit


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For further information: Glowbe PR for Serverside Group Dominic Hiatt +
44 (0) 7968 790963

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