BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NEOM), the pioneer in global mobile barcode management solutions, today announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has overturned on appeal the earlier revocation of its European Patent No. 0832453. This patent, entitled SYSTEM FOR USING ARTICLE OF COMMERCE TO ACCESS REMOTE COMPUTER, corresponds to NeoMedia’s United States Patents Nos. 6,199,048; 5,978,773; 7,383,209; 7,765,126; and 8,131,597.
Now that the revocation has been overturned, the EP patent continues to provide NeoMedia with patent coverage across Europe commensurate with these United States patents. The EP patent is registered in UK, Sweden, Austria, France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
The EP patent had been revoked, on purely formal grounds, during an opposition instituted by five different opponents. Following appeal by NeoMedia the EPO Board of Appeal overturned that decision and has remitted the case to the EPO Opposition Division for resolution of remaining issues. Prior to the original opposition hearing, the EPO issued a preliminary opinion commenting in NeoMedia’s favor on the issues of novelty and inventive step, and there is therefore now reason to expect that the outcome will be maintenance of the patent.
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. is the pioneer in QR and mobile barcode technology and infrastructure solutions that enable the mobile barcode ecosystem worldwide. Its solutions have transformed approximately 34 million mobile devices with cameras across 193 countries into barcode scanners, enabling a range of practical and engaging applications. With its suite of products, services and extensive IP portfolio, NeoMedia is able to offer customers a comprehensive end-to-end mobile barcode solution. NeoMedia’s current customers include international brands, agencies and handset manufacturers. The company also has a growing portfolio of patent licensees including Microsoft and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Learn more at www.neom.com or one of our online destinations: LinkedIn, Twitter, and, Pinterest.