LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (
The Company also reported a 66% increase in subscriber revenues from consumers and association and employer-based affinity programs, a 131% increase in MMRPro revenues, and a 300% increase in gross profit when compared to the second quarter of 2012.
According to MMRGlobal CEO Robert H. Lorsch, "Although early in the game, we are beginning to see revenue from license agreements pertaining to the Company's HIT patents and other intellectual property. While the Company's primary business continues to be selling our MyMedicalRecords and MMRPro products and services, the market is becoming receptive to utilizing or licensing our patented products and services and other intellectual property without the necessity of litigation. Also, we are gratified to note that despite the Company's patent litigation with Walgreens and others, all but one of the defendants at this time are actively working to resolve these matters through openly exploring strategic solutions or licensing opportunities with the Company."
As an example of the progress the Company is making through this litigation solution approach, the following statement was included in WebMD's most recent 10-Q: "Pursuant to an agreement between the parties, MyMedicalRecords dismissed the complaint without prejudice in order to enable the parties to try to resolve the matter without the timing constraints of the litigation. Because the dismissal is without prejudice, MyMedicalRecords retains the right to re-file the case."
In addition, several of the top ten EMR providers are engaged in active discussions with the Company regardless of the fact that MMR has not filed suit against them at this time. As a result, the Company is optimistic that significant agreements to utilize or license the Company's IP could be reached without the need for litigation with one or more of these parties.
More people are becoming aware of the importance of having and maintaining copies of their health information in a Personal Health Record as a result of the media coverage stemming from changes to America's healthcare system caused by Obamacare. Many are aware of the fact that they will be forced to have health insurance for the first time or change insurance carriers and physicians to maximize benefits to their family and comply with the law; and having copies of their own Personal Health Record could be invaluable during a transition.
The Company now owns eight U.S. patents that include hundreds of claims focused on the digital transmission of medical records, including Personal Health Records. The most recent U.S. patent, covering prescriptions, was received on June 30, 2013. The Company also has additional U.S. patent applications pending which include numerous continuation applications. Internationally, the Company has received issued patents and has pending applications in countries of commercial interest such as Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Israel, and European nations. The Company believes hospitals, healthcare professionals and certain vendors responding to the current needs of the market will need licenses from the Company, or they could infringe upon MMR's portfolio of intellectual property.
Based on publicly available information and the terms of the written agreement, the Company projects receipt of the additional milestone payments under its $13,000,000 biotech license agreement originally filed in a Form 8-K with the SEC on December 21, 2010 as they become due.
About MMRGlobal, Inc.
MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, financial institutions, and professional organizations and affinity groups. The MyMedicalRecords PHR enables individuals and families to access their medical records and other important documents, such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills, anytime from anywhere using the Internet. MyMedicalRecords is built on proprietary, patented technologies to allow documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients in real time through an integrated patient portal. Through its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that include anti-CD20 antibodies and data and samples from its FavId™/Specifid™ vaccine clinical trials for the treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To learn more about MMRGlobal, Inc. visit www.mmrglobal.com. View demos and video tutorials of the Company's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.
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