Company Known for Innovation in Business Credit and Credibility Solutions Reaches Patent Milestone in its Fifth Year

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 10, 2015–

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the company’s latest patent, bringing the company’s total number of issued patents to 20. The patents collectively encompass some of the innovative ways Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. empowers businesses to build the relationships they need to succeed in an increasingly online global ecosystem.

The latest issued patent focuses on the authentication of businesses across different third party platforms such as directories, social networks, and financial institutions and extends the company’s proprietary business verification services. The patent sets forth new verification services, which a service provider can use to verify a user’s identity, as well as determine eligibility to redeem restricted promotions.

Among the company’s 20 issued patents, ten revolve around credit and credibility scoring and management, seven are related to business verification and three are focused on social media-based credibility tools. Collectively, these patents deliver the solutions that enable Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and its customers to build business relationships and monitor business creditworthiness and credibility.

“We started this company with the intention of empowering businesses to succeed through innovation,” said Jeff Stibel, Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. “We have begun to deliver on that promise but the future holds far more opportunity. I’m proud of where we’ve come in our first five years and look forward to expanding our ability to help businesses through innovative products, technology and data solutions.”

Including the 20 granted patents, the company has 70 domestic and international patent applications, and has been granted its first patent allowance for 2015, which will soon bring the company’s total number of patents to 21.

About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S ® Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.DandB.com or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB

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