SOURCE: Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc.

May 24, 2011 06:00 ET

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. Receives Notice of Issuance of Third Patent in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. ("AVRS") (OTCBB: AVOI) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") is planning to issue the Company's third patent #7,949,534 today. This is a continuation of the Company's second patent #7,558,730 titled "Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols." The Company's three patents include claims covering an extremely broad base of features applicable to existing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) products and markets. The patent is expected to strengthen our position in voice recognition.

On March 9, 2010 USPTO declared an interference between AVRS as Senior Party and Allvoice Developments, US LLC as Junior Party. An interference is a proceeding conducted by the USPTO in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the same technology. In an interference the primary purpose of the USPTO is to determine which party invented the technology first, and to award the patent to that party. The AVRS patent was filed approximately 10 months before the Allvoice Patent. On January 13, 2011 Oblon Spivak of Alexandria, Virginia, representing AVRS in the Interference proceedings, delivered oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Oral arguments were the culmination of thousands of hours of team effort. The Company hopes to receive a decision soon.

Additionally the Allvoice Patent is the subject of a lawsuit that Allvoice filed against Microsoft in August 2009 in which Allvoice alleged infringement of Allvoice's patent. AVRS is a third party in the suit which was recently relocated to the Western District of Washington. Microsoft in turn filed invalidity contentions based in part on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems' patent and its previously marketed product Digital Dictate. To date the Western District of Washington has not ruled on the invalidity contentions asserted by Microsoft.

For more information on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, please visit www.avrsys.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Note: This news release and the Company's web site referenced in this news release contain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws regarding the future plans and expected performance of AVRS that are based on assumptions that AVRS considers reasonable. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated, including without limitation, the unpredictability of litigation and other contested actions, the availability of financing, general economic conditions and factors that are beyond the control of AVRS. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this release. AVRS undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect any change in the expectations of AVRS with respect to these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

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    Walter Geldenhuys
    President, CEO & CFO
    480 704-4183