BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Worlds Inc. (
"We have been considering moving to a senior market exchange pending a successful Markman hearing and litigation," stated Thom Kidrin, Worlds CEO. "We have authorization for a reverse split from a prior proxy and want to maintain it in the new proxy so that we have the option to move to a senior exchange in the event of a successful outcome to the pending patent infringement lawsuit. Uplisting typically exposes the stock to a broader range of investors and funds, which ultimately may benefit our entire shareholder community."
The company's upcoming patent claim construction hearing, also called a Markman hearing, is scheduled for June 27, 2013. It is a critical step in Worlds Inc. vs. Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision Blizzard, Inc. et al) in Civil Action No, 1:12-CV-10576(DJC), filed by Worlds Inc. on March 30, 2012 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The Markman hearing addresses the language and interpretation of the Worlds patents at issue in the case. Markman hearings are considered a critical event in a patent lawsuit.
For more information and a third party opinion with respect to the upcoming Markman hearing see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/143393180/Markman-Final
Max L. Tribble, lead counsel of Susman Godfrey L.L.P, is lead counsel for Worlds in the suit. Mr. Tribble has an extensive track record of patent infringement lawsuit wins and settlements for plaintiffs in lawsuits against large corporations, including: Paltalk v. Microsoft; Mass Engineered Design v. Ergotron & Dell, et al; Sky Technologies v. Oracle; and Sky Technologies v. IBM.
Worlds Inc. owns US Patents 6,219,045; 7,181,690; 7,493,558; 7,945,856; 8,082,501; 8,145,998 & 8,161,385 titled "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space." These patents relate to computer architecture for three-dimensional graphical multi-user interactive virtual world systems. Such systems are utilized in Massive Multi-Player Online Games (MMORPG).
More information on the lawsuit and Worlds' patents can be found on the Worlds Inc. website at http://www.Worlds.com.
About Worlds Inc.:
Worlds Inc. (f.k.a.Worlds.com Inc.) was founded in 1994 and utilizes its patented 3D technology in partnership with brand leaders in specific market segments to offer 3D multi-user environments, known as "virtual worlds," that have interactive Avatars, rich media graphics, text chat, voice-to-voice chat, video and e-commerce. The 3D communities allow visitors to interact with each other, teleport throughout the Worlds environment as well as participate in shared experiences. Besides partnering with existing content providers that have strong brands and an existing following, Worlds also encourages individuals to create their own virtual spaces, communities and unique Avatars with easy-to-use tools.
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