Boston, MA, March 28, 2012 –
Worlds Inc. (OTCBB: WDDD) today announced that it has been issued patent no. 8,145,998 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark
Office (USPTO) for patent application no. 12/406,970 titled “System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a
The USPTO issued this allowance after examining a large number of references cited in a prior litigation involving predecessor
patents with the same description as the newly issued patent, creating a strong presumption of validity of the claims contained
in this new patent.
“Worlds' investment in innovative virtual worlds technologies for nearly two decades is recognized by the USPTO and has resulted
in six patents, with several more patent continuations in process,” said Thom Kidrin, Worlds' CEO. “Our increasingly strong IP
portfolio is a tremendous asset for Worlds Inc. and its shareholders. In addition to licensing our IP to our Worlds Online, which
we recently spun off, and their clients, we will be licensing it to other entities that utilize virtual worlds technologies for
gaming, training and other purposes. We also believe that there are parties infringing on our patents and we are working closely
with legal experts and patent law firms to take steps to protect our patents from infringement.”
This patent is a continuation of US patents 6,219,045, 7,181,690, 7,493,558, 7,945,856 and 8,082,501 issued to Worlds.com (Worlds' prior name)
in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 respectively, and bearing the same title.
This new patent, additional continuance claims in process, and all Worlds' IP will remain within Worlds Inc. The Company's online operations,
software assets and technology platform have been spun off into Worlds Online Inc., which the Company expects will be a separately trading
stock on the OTCBB shortly. Details of the spin-off and dividend are detailed in their 5/18/11 8-K SEC Filing.