According to the story in "The Australian" published on March 5, 2013, "The National E-Health Transition Authority has been accused of dragging its feet as a US firm tries to conclude its investigation into alleged patent infringements by the agency. Early last month, MyMedicalRecords.com, a subsidiary of MMRGlobal, had claimed that 'both state and federal governments in Australia, through NEHTA, appear to be infringing on patents and other intellectual property issued to MyMedicalRecords.com.' MMRGlobal chief executive Robert Lorsch previously said the probe should be completed no later than the end of last month. But it has been stymied by what Mr. Lorsch described as a lack of co-operation by NEHTA, whom he claims has remained silent."
NEHTA has reportedly spent an estimated one billion Australian dollars on a Personal Health Records program which is the subject of the potential infringement and which appears to broadly incorporate numerous portions of the MMR IP. MMRGlobal has an extensive healthcare IT patent portfolio, which includes seven U.S. patents: Nos. 8,301,466; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,121,855; 8,117,646; 8,117,045; and 8,321,240. The MMR Patent Portfolio includes nearly 400 claims as well as additional applications and continuation applications. The patents involve inventions pertaining to Personal Health Records, Patient Portals and other Electronic Health Record systems. In addition to Australia, MMR has been granted patents and has other pending applications in countries of commercial interest including Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, and European nations.
About Guy Sebastian
Guy Sebastian is an Australian pop, R&B, and soul singer-songwriter who was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003. Since 2010 he has been a judge on Australia's The X Factor. Sebastian has released seven top ten albums, with six reaching the top five, including two, which peaked at number one. They have all achieved either platinum or multi-platinum certification. He has also released 11 top ten singles, including six number ones, and three other top 15 singles. Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number one singles, and he is third overall for all Australian acts. Six of his singles gained multi-platinum certification. Sebastian has received 17 ARIA Awards nominations, including Single of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Release, and winning Highest Selling Single ARIA Awards. He has a strong commitment to charity, and is currently an ambassador for World Vision Australia, Golden Stave and the Australian Red Cross
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