TYSONS CORNER, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) an intellectual property development and life sciences company, today announced that an investor has privately purchased 100,000 shares at $5.00 per share. The shares of Spherix Series E Convertible Preferred Stock sold are convertible into common stock on a share for share basis. Total proceeds to the company was $500,000.
"Spherix intends to use the proceeds for general working capital and expenses leading up to the acquisition of important patents that will advance the company's plan to acquire patent protected intellectual property to develop and license," said Harvey Kesner, Spherix' CEO. "Spherix is working to complete acquisitions expected to add hundreds of valuable patents under our ownership which include wireless communications, antennae technology and pharmaceutical distribution patents. We recently signed a further letter of intent with a major private patent ownership collaboration covering additional areas of telephony and telecommunications technology which we expect to close in the third quarter," continued Mr. Kesner.
Spherix previously announced an agreement to acquire 222 patents from North South Holdings, Inc. principally developed by inventors at Harris Corp., a 118 year old pioneer in wireless communications and equipment and a $6 billion defense contractor. The Harris portfolio has applicability in law enforcement communications, military and homeland security, satellite communications, portable electronics, Wi-Fi, microwave and cellular transmission, and solar concentrator technologies. Additional North South patents cover automated pharmacy ordering practices. The closing of the North South transaction is awaiting regulatory approval which is expected within 60 days.
Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company. Spherix presently offers a diversified commercialization platform for protected technologies. The company continues to work on life sciences and drug development and presently is exploring opportunities in nutritional supplement products relying on its D-Tagatose natural sweetener as a GRAS ingredient. Spherix is committed to advancing innovation by active participation in all areas of the patent market. Spherix draws on portfolios of pioneering technology patents to partner with and support product innovation. Through its recently announced acquisition of several hundred patents issued to Harris Corporation Spherix intends to expand its activities in wireless communications and telecommunication sectors including antenna technology, Wi-Fi, base station functionality, and cellular
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Richard B. Goldstein
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