Atlanta, May 26, 2011 - NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NEOM.OB), the global leader in mobile barcode scanning solutions, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has ruled in favor of NeoMedia in the second re-examination of its US Patent 6,199,048, ‘System And Method For Automatic Access Of A Remote Computer Over A Network’. All 89 existing claims, as well as six newly added claims, of the Barcode Lookup Patent have been confirmed as being patentable by the PTO.
The PTO’s decision, which marks the final chapter in a lengthy process following a successful first reexamination proceeding that ended in confirmation of the patent in 2009, provides tremendous opportunities for companies in the mobile marketing and advertising space, allowing them to quickly implement new applications and services.
“We are delighted the PTO has again confirmed the strength of the ‘048 patent in the face of another third-party challenge to its validity. This ruling allows us to realize the potential of our efforts and innovations, further strengthening our partnerships,” said Laura Marriott, Chief Executive Officer of NeoMedia Technologies, Inc.
"We are extremely pleased that this patent has again withstood the extreme scrutiny of a Patent Office reexamination proceeding. Confirmation of a patent challenged by reexamination twice in four years in highly unusual, and we firmly believe this puts the issue of the validity of this patent to rest,” said Tony Barkume of Barkume & Associates, P.C., patent counsel for NeoMedia.
Full details of the PTO ruling are detailed in the Notice of Intent to Issue Ex-Parte Reexamination Certificate (NIRC) issued by the examiner. To learn more about NeoMedia’s product portfolio visit www.neom.com.