BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Worlds Inc. (
In March 2012, Worlds sued Activision in federal court for infringing patents that are based on Worlds' November 1995 provisional patent application. In June, Activision filed a Motion for Summary Judgment (MSJ) disputing the November 1995 priority date. Judge Denise Casper set the MSJ hearing for October 17, 2013, and continued the previously scheduled Markman hearing pending the outcome of the MSJ hearing.
On September 24, 2013, the USPTO issued Certificates of Correction amending Worlds' 6,219,045 and 7,181,690 patents to include comprehensive priority information, which specifically references Worlds' November 1995 provisional patent application.
"Worlds' November 1995 provisional application was referenced during the prosecution with the USPTO of all asserted patents," Mr. Thom Kidrin, Worlds' President and CEO, stated. "With the recent USPTO documents validating our position, we and our legal counsel at Susman Godfrey L.L.P await our day in court at the upcoming summary judgment hearing and look forward to the Markman hearing."
About Worlds Inc.:
Worlds Inc. (f.k.a. Worlds.com Inc.) was founded in 1994 and has developed patented 3D technology which 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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