SOURCE: MMRGlobal, Inc.

MMRGlobal, Inc.

September 03, 2013 09:45 ET

MyMedicalRecords Terminates Agreement With WebMD, Will Refile Patent Infringement Complaint

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) -   MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) today announced that MyMedicalRecords, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal (collectively, "MMR"), has terminated the written Agreement it signed with WebMD Health Corp. and WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. (collectively, "WebMD") which MMR announced on June 7, 2013, in connection with the dismissal of MMR's patent infringement complaint. MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. The action was originally filed against WebMD on February 11, 2013, in the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV 13-00979 (ODW/SHx). As a material inducement for MMR to dismiss its complaint, the parties signed the Agreement setting forth certain terms and conditions including formal negotiations to resolve the matter without the timing constraints imposed by the lawsuit.

MMR and WebMD also specifically agreed that MMR would have the right to refile the litigation without prejudice at any time. Since the signing of the Agreement, the parties have worked to resolve the matter in person and with legal counsel on both coasts without results satisfactory to either party. However, since that time, MMR also received an additional U.S. Patent, No. 8,498,883, entitled "Method for Providing a User with a Service for Accessing and Collecting Prescriptions," which it appears WebMD may also infringe.

According to Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO, "The Agreement that we dismiss the complaint to facilitate settlement may have been a blessing in disguise because MMR has received at least one additional patent to include in a complaint that was not issued at the time of the original filing."

Therefore, and based on a relationship with WebMD that goes back to a Goldman Sachs introduction in 2007, MMR has decided that it is in its best interest to terminate the Agreement and to refile its complaint so that MMR can avail itself to the benefits of discovery and the prospect of adding the "883" patent and other patents to the complaint. Given that MMR invested nearly eight months in good faith negotiations with WebMD, the door will always be open to a fair negotiated resolution.

MMR understands that PHRs are and will continue to be part of WebMD's business plans and believes that WebMD infringes on one or more MMR patents, which compels either a positive business relationship between the companies or a Federal Court decision on the merits. MMR further believes they will continue to be relevant to WebMD's business based on Meaningful Use requirements starting in 2014. Meaningful Use, mandated under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH"), includes core requirements making Personal Health Records available to virtually all Americans.

About MMRGlobal
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, 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 of 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that included 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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