LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that it has received two additional patents adding 57 additional claims to the Company's patent portfolio to expand the scope of the Company's patent protection to include insurance, legal, accounting, mortgage and other types of important documents when combined with a Personal Health Record (PHR). MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records through its MyMedicalRecords PHR, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. With the award of the two newest patents, the Company's patent portfolio includes seven issued patents including U.S. Patent No. 8,352,287, U.S. Patent No. 8,352,288, and U.S. Patent Nos. 8,121,855; 8,117,646; 8,117,045; 8,301,466 and 8,321,240. The Company also has additional U.S. Applications and continuation applications on file plus numerous other issued patents and pending applications in other countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Israel, and European nations.
According to John Goodhue at McKee, Voorhees & Sease (www.ipmvs.com), "These most recent patents help expand the Company's claims beyond healthcare. MMR has demonstrated the ways in which it has innovated in health information technology including methods to provide patients meaningful access to their personal health information while creating EsafeDepositBox storage solutions through Web-based portals or PHRs. As the industry approaches the 2014 requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and continues towards Stage 3, the relevance of these innovations will continue to grow."
"U.S. Patent No. 8,352,288 is also significant in that it relates to collecting records from service providers in addition to healthcare providers solidifying MMR's position in the online medical records market while simultaneously including methods and systems for storage of other types of important documents," continued Goodhue.
MMR is also offering licenses to more than 1,000 hospitals, group practices, and EMR and PHR providers through letters, sales presentations and other public forums. As a result, the Company has reached license agreements and/or is in the process of entering into strategic business relationships with EMR and PHR vendor(s), retailers and other wellness and healthcare providers. Additionally, MMR is working through trade associations with regard to selling and licensing the Company's products and services and IP to thousands of organization members.
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