A few days ago, MMRGlobal, Inc., announced that another health information technology patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office while super storm Sandy pounded the East Coast.
Entitled "Method and System for Providing Online Records," this U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466, was issued in the wake of the hurricane. It states that by 2014, in advance of the government's Meaningful Use, through a Personal Health Record or other form of patient portal, patients need to be provided access to their personal health information online.
This week, against Surgery Center Management, LLC, under a $30 million Settlement and Patent License Agreement with SCM, of which the company claims a minimum of $10 million, the process of court-ordered proceedings will begin.
Ted Ward, law firm Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP, will be representing the company on patent licensing and infringement matters and on the SCM case. Moreover, to license the technology, Ward will be contacting hospitals and other healthcare professionals regarding the enforcement of the company's intellectual property rights and opportunities.
"The company has a written and executed agreement with SCM that is fully integrated and provides that SCM is to pay the company $30 million, $5 million per year. We fully expect the company to prevail in this matter,” said Ward.
He added that by pursuing claims for patent infringement against SCM, the company will also protect its rights in Federal Court since SCM breached the terms of the SCM License Agreement.
Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO, concluded by stating that in creating its foundational personal and electronic medical records patent portfolio, he is proud of MMR's accomplishments. In order to protect families and pets in the face of recent disasters and the prediction of more to come, he hopes that the importance of having a Personal Health Record will continue to increase awareness.
Edited by Brooke Neuman