FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Empower Technologies™ Evaluating Options to Protect Handwriting Patent
May 21, 2013 – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Empower Technologies Corporation (TSX.V: EPT) (“Empower”) is consulting with legal professionals in Canada and the US on the best practices to enforce Empower’s stylus based handwriting recognition utility patent (“Utility Patent”) first announced on October 9, 2007. Utility Patent is also referred to as “patent for invention”. It generally provides the patent owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for a period up to twenty years from the date of patent application filing. See the U.S. Code Title 35 – Patents for a full description of patent laws. For detail on Types of Patents follow this link: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/patdesc.htm.
The introduction of the latest leading edge smartphone, tablet computer and other powerful mobile computing devices are making them a natural fit to apply Empower’s patented stylus based natural handwriting input method. Using the Empower Utility Patent, it permits the user to write naturally using a stylus and the device will recognize the natural continuous written characters in real time. It also removes many of the earlier drawbacks in handwriting applications such as preprogrammed strokes, matching characters, single character input and recognition.
For more information on the stylus based handwriting recognition Utility Patent granted to Empower, please visit http://www.uspto.gov/ and search for US Patent No. 7,280,695 titled “System and Method of pen-based data input into a computing device”.
The Company will vigorously protect its stylus based handwriting recognition Utility Patent to exclude anyone from infringing or misusing the Utility Patent without first obtaining a proper license and permission from Empower.
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About Empower Technologies™
Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies (TSX.V: EPT) has transformed from an embedded technology company to a full-fledged innovative technology, products and services and manufacturing enterprise. Empower Technologies as a group caters to security and surveillance, military, automotive and transportation, healthcare, industrial control and consumer electronics industries. Under the Empower Group, the Company has three operating divisions – Empower Embedded Engineering, Empower Imaging Laboratories and Empower Defense Systems. For more information, please visit www.empowertechnologies.com.
Empower’s brands are “LEOs®”, Linux-based embedded operating systems, “BullsEye”, Real-Time Video Stabilizer, “PowerPlay™”, smart consumer electronics.
More Information on Empower Technologies: www.empowertechnologies.com
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