The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Issues Vertical Computer Systems a Patent Covering Various Aspects of The XML Enabler Agent

Fort Worth, TX, July 13, 2006 – Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent to VCSY for a “Web-based collaborative data collection system.” The patent number is 7,076,521 and the patent was issued for 41 patent claims.

This patent covers various aspects of the XML Enabler Agent. The XML Enabler Agent, which was featured in the “XML Handbook” by Charles Goldfarb, 4th edition was created to XML-enable any database and developed with the Emily XML Scripting Language.

“The issuance of this patent by the United States Patent & Trademark Office further broadens our patent portfolio,” commented Richard Wade, President and CEO of VCSY. “This patent further protects our intellectual property assets.”

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network. VCSY's main administrative software product is emPath(r), which is developed and distributed by NOW Solutions, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. VCSY's primary Internet core technologies include SiteFlash, ResponseFlash, NewsFlash, and the Emily XML Scripting Language, which can be used to build web services. Information on Vertical and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web

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