Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Notes to Financial Statements  

[1]  On May 2, 2017, Judge Robert W. Schroeder of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, in the Company's patent infringement action currently pending against four defendants with respect to its Remote Power Patent (see Note J[1]), issued an order adopting the prior report and recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge which found that all of the claims of the Remote Power Patent were not invalid.  As a result of the Court's decision, the balance of $2,300,000 of the Company's settlement with ALE USA Inc. reached in July 2016 is payable to the Company in three equal quarterly payments of $766,666 beginning July 1, 2017.  The settlement balance of $2,300,000 will be recorded by the Company as revenue in the second quarter of 2017.


[2]  On May 9, 2017, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC, initiated patent litigation against Facebook, Inc. in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,006,227, U.S. Patent No. 7,865,538 and U.S. Patent No. 8,255,439, patents within the Company's Mirror Worlds Patent Portfolio.  The lawsuit alleges that the aforementioned patents are infringed by Facebook's core technologies that enable Facebook's Newsfeed and Timeline features.  The lawsuit further alleges that Facebook's unauthorized use of the stream based solutions of the asserted Company patents has helped Facebook become the most popular social networking site in the world.