SUFFERN, N.Y., December 11, 2008 — General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today that it retained on behalf of its client, Worlds.com, Inc., a prominent intellectual property law firm, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP (LDLKM), to enforce Worlds’ patents.
Worlds.com (OTC BB: WDDD) owns U.S. Patent Nos. 6,219,045 titled “Scalable Virtual World Chat Client-Server System” (the ‘045 Patent), and 7,181,690 titled “System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space” (the ‘690 Patent). The Patents relate to computer architecture for a three-dimensional graphical multi-user interactive virtual world system. Such systems are utilized in Massive Multi-Player Online Games (MMORPG) of the type known as Graphical Multi-Dimension (GMUD) games, which provide a graphical representation of the player’s character (avatar) wherein movement of the character in virtual space alters what the character views.
General Patent Corporation has represented Worlds.com, Inc., since 2002 as its exclusive licensing agent.
“The Worlds patents represent exceptionally valuable intellectual property,” said Alexander Poltorak, GPC’s Chairman and CEO. “We welcome licensing inquiries from the on-line game industry. Non-exclusive licenses are available on favorable and non-discriminatory terms.”
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP is a well known intellectual property (IP) law firm located in Westfield, NJ. LDLKM specializes solely in IP matters. General Patent selected LDLKM as litigation counsel for Worlds.com based on their stellar record of success.
“We are pleased to have the expertise and IP experience of General Patent and Lerner David to enforce Worlds’ patent portfolio,” stated Thom Kidrin, Worlds’ CEO. “As the number of virtual worlds and MMORG’s continues to grow, Worlds has seen the space we pioneered in 1995 validated in techniques and methodologies we believe are defined in our patents.”
About Worlds.com, Inc.
Worlds.com, Inc. of Brookline, MA is a leader and pioneer in the development and delivery of 3D content and technology on the internet. Founded in 1994, World utilizes its patented 3D technology in partnership with brand leaders in specific market segments to offer 3D multi-user environments that have interactive Avatars, rich media graphics, text chat, voice-to-voice chat, video and e-commerce. The 3D communities allow visitors to interact with each other, teleport throughout the Worlds environment as well as participate in shared experiences. Besides partnering with existing content providers that have strong brands and an existing following, Worlds also encourages individuals to create their own virtual spaces, communities and unique Avatars with easy-to-use tools. Worlds was, and remains, true “social networking” well before the term became mainstream. For more information on Worlds, please visit www.worlds.com.
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