SOURCE: Worlds Inc.

Worlds Inc.

April 08, 2014 08:25 ET

Markman Hearing Granted for Worlds Inc. vs Activision Blizzard Inc. et al Patent Infringement Lawsuit

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper has granted Worlds Inc.'s (OTCBB: WDDD) Motion for a Markman Hearing in its patent infringement suit against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Activision). The Court will set the Markman Hearing date based on both parties' available dates.

"We are looking forward to having our infringement lawsuit enter the critical Markman Hearing phase after the recent Motion for Summary Judgment ruling that allows us to pursue damages on our intellectual property (IP)," said Worlds CEO Thomas Kidrin.

The Markman Hearing is a critical step in Worlds Inc. vs. Activision in Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-10576(DJC), filed by Worlds Inc. on March 30, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The Markman hearing addresses the language and interpretation of the Worlds patents at issue in the case.

More information on the lawsuit and Worlds' patents can be found on the Worlds Inc. website at http://www.worlds.com.

About Worlds Inc.:
Worlds Inc. (OTCBB: WDDD) developed software and related technology for the creation of interactive three-dimensional (3D) Internet environments encompassing massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). The company's technologies are designed for large-scale communities of simultaneous online users, who interact within online interactive 3D virtual worlds. Worlds intends to monetize its patent portfolio through enforcement, licensing and royalties of its patented technologies. For more information, visit www.worlds.com.

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    Thom Kidrin
    CEO
    Worlds Inc.
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    Julie Shepherd
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