SOURCE: Smokefree Innotec, Inc.
April 05, 2011 10:48 ET
Smokefree Innotec Obtains European Patent for Its Unique Smokeless and Vaporless E-Cigarette Design
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Smokefree Innotec, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFIO) an established international distributor of e-cigarettes, (http://www.sfio.us or http://www.realsmokefree.com) announced today through its President and CEO Thomas Schroepfer, that The company has been informed that its European Patent application has been granted for "SMOKING DEVICE, CHARGING MEANS AND METHOD OF USING IT" (Application No. 08 738 110.9 - 2313). In a correspondence recently received from the Company's patent attorneys, relaying a communication from the European Patent Office Examining Division: "The mention of the grant of the patent shall be published in the European Patent Bulletin as soon as possible after the requirements concerning the translation of the claims and the payment of the fees for grant and publishing, claims fees, designation fee and renewal fees as laid down in Rule 71 (3), (4), (6) and (8) and (9) EPC are fulfilled." The Company's patent attorneys have also informed SFI that the fees have been paid, and the patent is granted but will take 4 to 8 weeks for publication. This Patent covers thirty-four European countries.
Mr. Schroepfer further stated, "After a great deal of expenditure in time and funding, the companies vapor less e-cigarette REAL product line is in final production stages of perfecting prototypes for testing and evaluation, with a release to the market expected within weeks. The product line will be prominently featured on the company's web site and available for sale in its shopping cart."
About Smokefree Innotec, Inc. (www.smokefree-innotec.com): Smokefree Innotec, Inc. is in the business of designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing hi-tech, nicotine and non-nicotine cigarette-like delivery devices which are completely smoke and vapor-free and tobacco-free. Smokefree Innotec's products are designed to protect the non-smoker from second hand smoke and all its effects while providing the smoker a way to enjoy a smoke-free cigarette anywhere, including places where vapor emissions or smoking tobacco or similar substances is prohibited. Further, our products will allow the smoker to enjoy smoking either nicotine or flavored non-nicotine cigarettes while not having to worry about the offensive dangers and ill effects of regular cigarette smoking. However Smokefree Innotec products are not intended for any prevention or therapeutic treatment of any disease.
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