LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/07/13 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") has announced that as previously disclosed, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal, sued WebMD Health Corp. and WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. (collectively, "WebMD") in federal district court for patent infringement. MMR has entered into a written agreement with WebMD to dismiss the case without prejudice to re-filing the same case again, in order to continue to try and resolve the matter without the timing constraints imposed by the lawsuit. As the dismissal is without prejudice, MMR retains the right to re-file the litigation at any time. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV 13-00979 (ODW/SHx), on February11, 2013, and is available on the court's website http://www.pacer.gov/.
Robert H. Lorsch, CEO of MMRGlobal, said, "As a former arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, I learned from firsthand experience that resolving disputes privately at a table is always my preferred course of action when compared to spending millions of dollars in legal fees over years in a courtroom. As the inventor of MMR's health IT patent portfolio, I see this announcement as a positive development for the Company. The purpose in filing our patents has always been to protect MMR's constitutional right to own property and sell the products and services which include our patented IP. We hope this will be the first of many similar opportunities to build business relationships at the negotiating table with hospitals, providers, vendors and others who may be infringing on the Company's IP."
The Company also announced that domestically, it has initiated service of its patent infringement complaint recently filed against Jardogs LLC, a subsidiary of Allscripts, case number CV 13-3560, which can also be found at http://www.pacer.gov/. According to the complaint, Jardogs provides health information services to consumers and healthcare providers and Jardogs, while infringing on MMR's patent, also has induced others including Allscripts, distributors, agents, resellers and users to infringe one or more claims of the patent.
Internationally, MMR has retained the Sydney, Australia-based law firm of Rockwell Olivier, which earlier this week advised the National E-Health Transition Authority in Australia ("NEHTA") that based on preliminary investigations, the personally controlled electronic health record system deployed by NEHTA appears in many respects to be using the same methods as MMR's MyMedicalRecords Australian patents, specifically numbers 2006202057 and 2008202401.
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