LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/13 -- MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR"), a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), today announced that it has retained the legal firm of Rockwell Olivier to represent the Company in Australia. Rockwell Olivier will join MMRGlobal CEO Robert H. Lorsch in July for licensing meetings in Australia. The firm will also represent MMR in respect to the impasse concerning the possible exploitation of the Company's MyMedicalRecords health IT Patents and Intellectual Property by NEHTA and others. Rockwell Olivier is a full service law firm with specialties in patent and trademark law. The firm has more than 130 employees including 24 principals and 50 other associates. Rockwell Olivier is headquartered in offices in Sydney and also maintains offices in Perth, Melbourne, visiting offices in PNG, Fiji, Vanuatu and a representative office in Singapore with affiliate relationships in more than 15 countries across the Asia Pacific Region. It had recently been brought to the Company's attention that government bodies in Australia, through the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), may have exploited the MMR patents (including Australian patent numbers 2006202057 and 2008202401) and other Intellectual Property (collectively, the "MMRIP") issued to MyMedicalRecords.com, Inc. NEHTA has reportedly spent an estimated one billion Australian dollars on an electronic Personal Health Records program which is the subject of the potential exploitation of the MMRIP.
MMR is also updating shareholders on the status of patent litigation domestically and licensing activities overseas. On January 31st, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. announced the filing of a complaint for patent infringement against Walgreen Co. The complaint alleges that Walgreens is infringing on MMR's Personal Health Records patent, specifically U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466, and as a result, MMR is seeking monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction. As stated in the complaint, Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, operating 8061 drugstores and providing services to over 6 million customers. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV 13-00631, on January 29, 2013 and is available on the court's website http://www.pacer.gov/. The litigation is ongoing.
On February 12, 2013, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. announced the filing of a complaint for patent infringement against WebMD Health Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. ("WebMD"). The complaint alleges that WebMD is infringing on MMR's Personal Health Records patents including U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466, and as a result, MMR is seeking monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV 13-00979 (CAS/JCx), on February11, 2013, and is available on the court's website http://www.pacer.gov/. The parties have spent the last three months in continued talks as discussed in the Company's April 30th social media post at https://www.facebook.com/MMRGlobal?ref=hl. Accordingly, the Company expects to further update shareholders on the status of litigation by June 6th due to court imposed deadlines which the Company plans on meeting.
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