SOURCE: Worlds Inc.

Worlds Inc.

June 29, 2015 08:30 ET

Worlds Receives Favorable Markman Ruling in Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - Worlds Inc. (OTCQB: WDDD) received a favorable Markman Order from Judge Denise Casper of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on June 26th related to its patent infringement lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision et al) 

"We are pleased that the Federal Court has ruled that the majority of our patent claims construction language means precisely what the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) interpreted the claims to mean in the patents they granted to us," Thom Kidrin, Worlds' President and CEO, stated. "We can now move forward with our case against Activision Blizzard."

Kidrin added, "With this favorable Markman ruling, Worlds is in a strong position for a jury trial. The court has set a scheduling hearing for July 30th at which time we hope to receive a trial date."

A copy of the ruling is available at: http://www.worlds.com/text/2015-06-26_Worlds-Blizzard_Dkt_153_ClaimConstructionOrder.pdf. More information on the lawsuit and Worlds' patents can be found on the Worlds.com website.

About Worlds Inc.:

Worlds Inc. is a leading intellectual property developer and licensee of patents related to 3D online virtual worlds. The Company has a portfolio of 7 US patents for multi-server technology for 3D applications. The earliest of these patents issued on an application filed November 12, 1996. A provisional patent application, serial number 60/020,296, was filed on November 13, 1995. These patents are related to each other and disclose and claim systems and methods for enabling users to interact in a virtual space. Visit www.Worlds.com.

About Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
 
Susman Godfrey L.L.P., a law firm with more than 80 lawyers, was recently named one of the top litigation boutiques in the country by The American Lawyer. The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, patent and intellectual property, securities and corporate governance litigation, energy, commercial and products liability, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, accounting malpractice, arbitration, climate change, and international litigation. The firm has offices in Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. For additional information, visit www.susmangodfrey.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements and information relating to Worlds Inc. that are based on the beliefs of Worlds' management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events including estimates and projections about its business based on certain assumptions of its management, including those described in this Release. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, among other factors, changes in demand for the Company's services and products, changes in the economic environment and changes in technology. Additional risk factors are included in the Company's public filings with the SEC. Should one or more of these underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as "hoped," "anticipated," "believed," "estimated," "should," "preparing," "expected" or words of a similar nature. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations:
    Julie Shepherd
    Accentuate PR
    847-275-3643
    Email Contact