BOSTON, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worlds Inc. (OTCQB:WDDD) has filed an appeal brief  to recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rulings with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding Worlds’ seminal technology that has been fundamental to the development of massively multiplayer online role-playing gaming (MMORPG) into a $20-billion dollar industry.

“There is substantial evidence to support the validity of numerous patent claims that we were originally awarded, but were subsequently invalidated by the PTAB,” stated Thomas Kidrin, Worlds Inc. CEO.  “Furthermore, according to matters of law, we believe that the PTAB’s Inter Partes Review (IPR) reached an incorrect decision related to Bungie Inc.’s naming of all real parties-in-interest and in their challenge to the validity of out patent portfolio at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).” 

“Many claims within our intellectual property have been validated by the PTAB,” Kidrin noted.  “The previous validation of six claims by the USPTO PTAB enables Worlds to resume our Federal court case against Activision Blizzard et al. However we believe an appeal and possible reversal of a number of the invalidity rulings at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with strengthen our case when we resume our Federal Court patent infringement suit against Activision Blizzard et al.  Therefore we have continued the stay of the current Activision/Blizzard et al litigation pending a final outcome of the Inter Partes Review and appeal process at the Federal Circuit.”

Worlds will be represented before the Federal Circuit by Wayne M. Helge of Davidson, Berquist, Jackson & Gowdey, LLP who handled the IPR before the PTAB and in the federal district court litigation by Susman Godfrey L.L.P. 

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 10 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.

About Davidson, Berquist, Jackson & Gowdey, LLP
DBJ+G ranked as one of the top 15 law firms or corporate legal departments measured by the number of representations in IPR, Covered Business Method, and Post-Grant Review proceedings before PTAB in 2015. Docket Navigator's 2015 Year in Review identified DBJ + G’s Wayne Helge as a top 10 attorney in the PTAB. 

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. 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.

 

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