LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR"), a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), today announced the filing of a complaint for patent infringement against Walgreen Co. The complaint alleges that Walgreens is infringing on MMR's Personal Health Records patent, specifically U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466, and as a result, MMR is seeking monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction. As stated in the complaint, Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, operating 8061 drugstores and providing services to over 6 million customers. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV 13-00631, on January 29 and is available on the court's website http://www.pacer.gov/.
MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions, and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. MMR currently has seven U.S. Health IT patents: U.S. Patent 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. MMR also has been granted patents and has other pending applications in countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, and European nations.
Working with Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP, MMR is pursuing efforts to monetize its patent portfolio and other IP by investigating potential infringement of MMR's patents by entities such as retail pharmacies, EHR and PHR vendors, laboratory systems, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.
On January 23, 2013, BioMedReports.com published an article regarding the MMR Patents linking to a Research and Valuation report. The report discusses how more than 5500 hospitals, 150 PHR vendors and 750 EMR vendors as well as providers, payers and pharmacies are potential licensees of the MMR Patent Portfolio. The Valuation covers MMR's U.S. Patents and does not include its issued patents and pending applications in twelve additional countries. Since the publication of the report less than two weeks ago, MMR received notice of Health IT patent approvals in Japan. To go directly to the report, visit http://michaelbass.com/PDF/Patent_Valuation.pdf.
For additional information regarding the MyMedicalRecord, Inc. complaint against Walgreen Co., contact Ted Ward at Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP at (310) 500-3384.
MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, financial institutions, retail pharmacies, and professional organizations and affinity groups. The MyMedicalRecords PHR enables individuals and families to access their medical records and other important documents, such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills, anytime from anywhere using the Internet. MyMedicalRecords is built on proprietary, patented technologies to allow documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients through an integrated patient portal. Through its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that include anti-CD20 antibodies and data and samples from its FavId™/Specifid™ vaccine clinical trials for the treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To learn more about MMRGlobal, Inc. visit www.mmrglobal.com. View demos and video tutorials of the Company's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.
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