Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. Receives Notice of Allowance for Fourth Patent From the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Provides Update Regarding Recent Court Decision in Allvoice v. Microsoft
Jan 31, 2012, 08:00 ET
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. ("AVRS") (OTCBB: AVOI) announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for AVRS's fourth patent for its speech recognition and transcription technology.
AVRS' primary patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,960,447 entitled "Word Tagging and Editing System for Speech Recognition") was granted in September 1999. AVRS' second patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,558,730 entitled "Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols") was granted in July 2009. AVRS's third patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,949,534 entitled "Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols") was granted May 24. 2011 and is an expansion of the coverage of AVRS's second patent and incorporates speech recognition and transcription among transcription engines employing incompatible protocols. AVRS's fourth patent prosecuted by Meyer & Associates, LLC is to be issued in the spring for digital voice recognition and transcription technology entitled "Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols". The patent is an expansion of the coverage of AVRS's second and third patents and incorporates speech recognition and transcription among transcription engines employing incompatible protocols for generating, transcribing, and exchanging speech among users employing incompatible protocols utilizing peer-to-peer networks, node-to-node networks, and the cloud.
President and CEO of AVRS, Walter Geldenhuys, stated, "I am proud of the dedication and hard work AVRS management and founders have done in continuing to develop intellectual assets of the Company to keep AVRS on the edge of this very exciting and ever developing technology. Our portfolio of intellectual property is the foundation of our business model. We believe this fourth patent will improve the efforts of AVRS to monetize its assets in the rapidly growing voice recognition and transcription marketplace."
Allvoice Litigation with Microsoft – New Developments
Allvoice sued Microsoft for patent infringement in federal court in the state of Washington (Case No. C10-2102 RAJ). Microsoft asked the Court to construe the disputed claim terms of the AllVoice 273 Patent, and a decision was made on December 21, 2011 to grant in part and deny in part the motion for summary judgment. Allvoice asked the Court to reconsider the December 21, 2011 decision. On January 23, 2012 the Court denied Allvoice's motion to reconsider. A full copy of the order denying the plaintiffs motion for reconsideration can be found at www.pacer.gov.
About Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc.
The Company is a software development company with patented technology specializing in interface and application speech recognition technology. For more information please visit www.avrsys.com.
Note: This news release and the Company's web site referenced in this news release contain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws regarding the future plans and expected performance of AVRS that are based on assumptions that AVRS considers reasonable. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated, including without limitation, the unpredictability of litigation and other contested actions, the availability of financing, general economic conditions and factors that are beyond the control of AVRS. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this release. AVRS undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect any change in the expectations of AVRS with respect to these forward-looking statements.
Mr. Walter Geldenhuys
President, CEO & CFO
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