LOS ANGELES, CA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- Guy Sebastian, one of Australia's most well-known recording artists, today commented on a recent story in "The Australian" (www.mmrglobal.com/au) concerning the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), which has refused to respond to numerous requests from U.S. lawyers representing MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) with regard to MMR's investigation of possible infringements of its Australian patents surrounding Personal Health Records ("PHRs").
"As a recording artist I understand the importance of being able to protect my Intellectual Property from being pirated around the world. What kind of an example do we set when our government ignores Intellectual Property, including a company's patents already on file in 13 other countries," said Sebastian.
On February 5, 2013, MMR announced that it had been brought to the Company's attention that governments, both state and federal, in Australia appear to be infringing on patents (including Australian patent numbers 2006202057 and 2008202401) and other Intellectual Property issued to MyMedicalRecords.com, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal.
Sebastian was planning on working with MMR to call attention to the importance of having a Personal Health Record with the understanding that MMR would contribute a portion of its Australian revenues directly to the Sebastian charity or any other charity specified by Sebastian. The monies would be utilized for the benefit of a charitable foundation currently being formed to benefit struggling families in Australia and other countries around the world, including India. Designated charities also would include The Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, the International Red Cross, and World Vision Australia, two of which Sebastian represents as an Ambassador.
According to Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO, "Working with management for Guy Sebastian, our plan was to leverage the awareness of the importance of global healthcare reform and our patents and other Intellectual Property in 13 countries. The result was to create a cause-related awareness program that would ultimately bring artists together to help those less fortunate through using a small portion of the hundreds of billions of dollars being spent on health information technology around the world. The MMR products and services would have included the Company's MyMedicalRecords PHR, as well as a version of MMR's MyEsafeDepositBox as an emergency preparedness tool, which would benefit the Red Cross."
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