Press Release: Worlds Inc. Receives Sixth “Virtual Worlds” Patent
BOSTON, MA — ¬†Worlds Inc.¬† announced that it has been issued patent no. 8,145,998 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ¬†for patent application no. 12/406,970 titled “System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space.” This is the sixth patent in Worlds’ intellectual property portfolio. The patent relates to computer architecture for three-dimensional graphical multi-user interactive virtual world systems.
The USPTO issued this allowance after examining a large number of references cited in a prior litigation involving predecessor patents with the same description as the newly issued patent, creating a strong presumption of validity of the claims contained in this new patent.
“Worlds’ investment in innovative virtual worlds technologies for nearly two decades is recognized by the USPTO and has resulted in six patents, with several more patent continuations in process,” said Thom Kidrin, Worlds’ CEO. “Our increasingly strong IP portfolio is a tremendous asset for Worlds Inc. and its shareholders. In addition to licensing our IP to our Worlds Online, which we recently spun off, and their clients, we will be licensing it to other entities that utilize virtual worlds technologies for gaming, training and other purposes. We also believe that there are parties infringing on our patents and we are working closely with legal experts and patent law firms to take steps to protect our patents from infringement.”
This patent is a continuation of US patents 6,219,045, 7,181,690, 7,493,558, 7,945,856 and 8,082,501 issued to Worlds.com (Worlds’ prior name) in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 respectively, and bearing the same title.
This new patent, additional continuance claims in process, and all Worlds’ IP will remain within Worlds Inc. The Company’s online operations, software assets and technology platform have been spun off into Worlds Online Inc., which the Company expects will be a separately trading stock on the OTCBB shortly. Details of the spin-off and dividend are detailed in their 5/18/11 8-K SEC Filing.
About Worlds Inc.
Worlds Inc. (a.k.a.Worlds.com Inc.) was founded in 1994 and specializes in developing and licensing patented technologies for use in interactive communications and 3D multi-user virtual worlds. For more information visit www.worlds.com.