TAMPA , Fla., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), a leader in electro-stun technology today announced that Taser's patent 5,936,183 is cancelled. On advice of its attorneys James McNulty and Leonard Tachner, Stinger Systems, Inc. filed on December 21, 2007 with the Commissioner of Patents a request for reexamination of Taser International, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: TASR) intellectual property. Stingers allegations against Taser in federal case CV-07-0042-PHX-MHM, Taser's patents 6,626,412, 7,075,770 and 7,234,262.
Research for this valuable and formerly patent protected technology for a much touted non-lethal alternative to the anti-personnel land mine was funded by the United States government and undertaken jointly with the General Dynamics Corporation.
Robert Gruder, C.E.O. of Stinger Systems, Inc. commented, "Stinger's attorneys advise that Stinger may rely on this abandonment to develop and manufacture its own versions of this non-lethal land mine technology. With Taser's losing its right to enforce its patent for this valuable technology, Stinger is now seriously evaluating competitive entry into the industry and market for non-lethal landmines."
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