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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI) Updates Patent Interference Cases

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. owns a portfolio of patents and patent-pending applications related to speech recognition technologies. The company’s first US Patent #5,960,447 is for a word tagging and editing system for speech recognition. The patent includes 42 claims covering an extremely broad base of features applicable to existing automatic speech recognition (ASR) products and markets such as smartphones, language translation and large medical transcription systems.

Its second US Patent #7,558,730 covers a system for facilitating speech recognition and transcription among users employing protocols for generating, transcribing and exchanging speech. A third patent was granted to Advanced Voice Recognition Systems which is an extension of this patent. It is expected to improve the company’s efforts to monetize its assets in the rapidly growing voice recognition and transcription marketplace.

On March 9, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) declared an interference between the company as senior party and Allvoice Developments as junior party. An interference is a proceeding conducted by the USPTO in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the technology. The USPTO will determine which party invented the technology first and award the patent to that party.

On January 13, 2011, Oblon Spivak represented Advanced Voice Recognition Systems in the interference proceedings between the company and Allvoice. He delivered oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Advanced Voice Recognition Systems hopes to receive a timely decision.

For more information on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems and its patents, please visit the company’s website at www.avrsys.com

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI) Files Continuation-In-Part Patent Application

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. today announced that it filed a Continuation-In-Part application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entitled “Dynamic Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols.”

A continuation-in-part is an application filed during the lifetime of an earlier nonprovisional application, repeating some substantial portion or all of the earlier nonprovisional application and adding matter not disclosed in the earlier nonprovisional application. The present application is a Continuation-In-Part Application of U.S. Application Serial Number 12/497,675 filed July 5, 2009 (now U.S. Patent 7,949,534) which is a Continuation Application of U.S. Application Serial Number 11/824,794 filed July 3, 2007 (now U.S. Patent 7,558,730) which is a Continuation Application of U.S. Application Serial Number 09/996,849 filed November 27, 2001.

The Continuation-In-Part application relates to electronic speech recognition and transcription; and, more particularly, to processes and systems for facilitating “free form” dictation, including directed dictation, constrained recognition and/or structured transcription among users having heterogeneous system protocols.

President and CEO of AVRS, Walter Geldenhuys, commented, “Speech recognition technology has come a long way since AVRS filed its first patent application in 1995. We believe that the future of speech recognition is in the rapidly growing mobile device market with the boom of mobile devices and smart tablets. Our second and third patents reflect the shift in direction. This Continuation-In-Part application builds upon that technology.”

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Issue Third Patent to Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. was pleased to announce this morning that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is planning to issue a third patent #7,949,534 to the company today. A continuation of the Company’s second patent #7,558,730 titled “Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols”, this third patent is anticipated to strengthen the company’s position in voice recognition. The Company’s three patents include claims that cover an extensive base of features applicable to existing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) products and markets.

On March 9, 2010 USPTO declared an interference between Advanced Voice Recognition Systems as Senior Party and Allvoice Developments, US LLC as Junior Party. An interference is a proceeding conducted by the USPTO in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the same technology. In an interference the primary purpose of the USPTO is to determine which party invented the technology first, and to award the patent to that party. The Advanced Voice Recognition Systems patent was filed approximately 10 months before the Allvoice Patent. On January 13, 2011 Oblon Spivak of Alexandria, Virginia, representing Advanced Voice Recognition Systems in the Interference proceedings, delivered oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Oral arguments were the culmination of thousands of hours of team effort. The Company hopes to receive a decision soon.

Additionally the Allvoice Patent is the subject of a lawsuit that Allvoice filed against Microsoft in August 2009 in which Allvoice alleged infringement of Allvoice’s patent. Advanced Voice Recognition Systems is a third party in the suit which was recently relocated to the Western District of Washington. Microsoft in turn filed invalidity contentions based in part on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ patent and its previously marketed product Digital Dictate. To date the Western District of Washington has not ruled on the invalidity contentions asserted by Microsoft.

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI) Provides Update on Interference Proceedings and Announces Notice of Allowance of Third Patent

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. is a software development company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona specializing in creating interface and application solutions for speech recognition technologies. The company’s speech recognition software and related firmware was first introduced in 1994 at an industry trade show.

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ primary assets are patents. The first U.S. Patent #5,960,447 is for a word tagging and editing system for speech recognition filed on November 13, 1995 and issued on September 28, 1999. The patent includes 42 claims covering an extremely broad base of features applicable to existing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) products and markets.

U.S. Patent #7,558,730 was filed on November 27, 2001 and issued on July 7, 2009. The invention discloses a system for facilitating speech recognition and transcription among users employing incompatible protocols for generating, transcribing and exchanging speech. This patent is expected to strengthen the company’s position in voice recognition.

On March 9, 2010 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) declared an interference between the Advanced Voice Recognition Systems as Senior Party and Allvoice Developments, US LLC as Junior Party. An interference is a proceeding conducted by the USPTO in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the same technology. In an interference the primary purpose of the USPTO is to determine which party invented the technology first, and to award the patent to that party. The Advanced Voice Recognition Systems patent was filed approximately 10 months before the Allvoice Patent. On January 13, 2011, Oblon Spivak of Alexandria, Virginia, representing Advanced Voice Recognition Systems in the Interference proceedings, delivered oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Oral arguments were the culmination of thousands of hours of team effort. The Company hopes to receive a timely decision.

Also on January 13, 2011, the Company received a notice of allowance for a third patent which is a continuation of U.S. Patent #7,558,730. We believe the third patent will improve the efforts of Advanced Voice Recognition Systems to monetize its assets in the rapidly growing voice recognition and transcription marketplace.

Additionally, the Allvoice Patent is the subject of a lawsuit that Allvoice filed against Microsoft in August 2009 in which Allvoice alleged infringement of Allvoice’s patent. Microsoft in turn filed invalidity contentions based in part on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ patent and its previously marketed product Digital Dictate. To date the Western District of Washington has not ruled on the invalidity contentions asserted by Microsoft.

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI) Updates Investors on Patented and Patent Pending Speech Recognition Technology

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. is a software development company headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., specializing in creating interface and application solutions for speech recognition technologies. The company’s speech recognition software and related firmware were first introduced in 1994 at an industry trade show.

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ primary assets are patents. The first U.S. Patent #5,960,447 is for a word tagging and editing system for speech recognition filed on November 13, 1995, and issued on September 28, 1999. The patent includes 42 claims covering an extremely broad base of features applicable to existing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) products and markets.

U.S. Patent #7,558,730 was filed on November 27, 2001, and issued on July 7, 2009. The invention discloses a system for facilitating speech recognition and transcription among users employing incompatible protocols for generating, transcribing and exchanging speech. This patent is expected to strengthen the company’s position in voice recognition.

On March 9, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) declared an interference between the Advanced Voice Recognition Systems as Senior Party and Allvoice Developments, US LLC as Junior Party. An interference is a proceeding conducted by the USPTO in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the same technology. In an interference the primary purpose of the USPTO is to determine which party invented the technology first, and to award the patent to that party. The Advanced Voice Recognition Systems patent was filed approximately 10 months before the Allvoice Patent. On January 13, 2011, Oblon Spivak of Alexandria, Va., representing Advanced Voice Recognition Systems in the Interference proceedings, delivered oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Oral arguments were the culmination of thousands of hours of team effort. The Company hopes to receive a timely decision.

Also on January 13, 2011, the Company received a notice of allowance for a third patent which is a continuation of U.S. Patent #7,558,730. We believe the third patent will improve the efforts of Advanced Voice Recognition Systems to monetize its assets in the rapidly growing voice recognition and transcription marketplace.

Additionally, the Allvoice Patent is the subject of a lawsuit that Allvoice filed against Microsoft in August 2009 in which Allvoice alleged infringement of Allvoices’ patent. Microsoft in turn filed invalidity contentions based in part on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ patent and its previously marketed product Digital Dictate. To date the Western District of Washington has not ruled on the invalidity contentions asserted by Microsoft.

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI.OB) Receives Notice of Allowance for Third Patent and Updates Investors Concerning Interference Proceeding

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. announced that it received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the third patent related to its speech recognition and transcription technology.

The patent, prosecuted by Meyer & Associates, LLC, is to be issued in the spring for digital voice recognition and transcription technology entitled “Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols”. An expansion of the coverage of the company’s second patent, this patent incorporates speech recognition and transcription among transcription engines employing incompatible protocols for generating, transcribing, and exchanging speech among users employing incompatible protocols.

The company also told investors today that on January 13, 2011, Charles Gholz and Todd Baker of Oblon Spivak, representing Advanced Voice Recognition Systems in the Interference proceedings between Allvoice Developments and AVRS, Inc., delivered oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). It is hoped that the panel will come to a timely decision.

President and CEO of AVRS, Walter Geldenhuys, commented, “I am proud of the dedication and hard work that Oblon Spivak, AVRS management and founders have done in the interference. The oral arguments were the culmination of thousands of hours of team effort. Ironically the Notice of Allowance for the third AVRS patent arrived on the same day. Our portfolio of intellectual property is the foundation of our business model. We believe this third patent will improve the efforts of AVRS to monetize its assets in the rapidly growing voice recognition and transcription marketplace.”

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI.OB) Sees Patents and Licensing As Key To Power

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The old adage that “knowledge is power” has never been as true as today. The information age has the ability to convert data and process it into money faster than at any other time in history. Ask Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook who, at age 26, finds himself Time’s Person Of The Year, and controlling a net worth of several billion dollars.

Zuckerberg is, of course, just one of countless individuals and companies that have profited from discovering new ways of using software and hardware to affect people’s lives. Underpinning much of this is the patent system, the complex of rights and regulations that grant various exclusive permissions to patent holders. Although the idea of patents can bring to mind images of the lone inventor, slowly building a manufacturing empire based upon their creative product, holders frequently monetize their patents without manufacturing a thing.

Take for example Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, an Arizona company that holds patents to technologies critical for turning the spoken word into written text. One of their patents includes 42 claims, covering a broad base of features applicable to potentially every existing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) product. Another patent includes 18 claims, covering a range of features essential for client-server based ASR products. As a result of these patents, many current participants in the ASR field may be subject to licensing fees. Their portfolio of intellectual property is the foundation of their business model and intended licensing and strategic relationships with other companies. The company is committed to vigorously supporting and defending their patents through infringement and interference proceedings.

The licensing approach removes all of the risks and costs associated with product development, production, and marketing – things that can easily drain resources and attention from the critical task of patent enforcement. For this reason, licensing is seen as one of the most cost-effective methods of patent monetization. In the case of Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, the speech recognition market is estimated in the billions

For more information on Voice Recognition Systems, visit the company’s website at www.AVRSys.com

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI.OB) Reaches Final Stage of Interference Proceedings for 2010

Monday, January 10th, 2011

In 2010, Advanced Voice Recognition Systems received notice from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) of a declaration of an interference relating to the company’s patented voice recognition technology. An interference is a proceeding conducted by the USPTO in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the same technology where that technology is patentable to each party but for the existence of the other party. It was back in November of 1995 that Advanced Voice Recognition Systems originally filed a broad based patent application that included 42 claims covering a wide range of automatic speech recognition (ASR) features. The patent describes a word tagging and editing system for speech recognition.

In September of 1996, approximately ten months after that original Advanced Voice Recognition Systems filing, a company called Allvoice Development LTD filed an application for a U.S. patent, and it is this patent which is being challenged in the interference. The date of patent application filing, which is in favor of Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, is critical when it comes to a declaration of interference, since the presumption made by the USPTO is that the earliest filing reflects the order of invention. The burden of proof rests with parties filing later, in this case Allvoice, who must somehow prove that their invention came first, or they may face the cancellation of their patent claims corresponding to the count in the interference. The declaration of interference is a clear recognition by the USPTO of conflict between the two patents, and as per the USPTO calandar the final documents were filed on December 2, 2010, with oral arguments scheduled for this month.

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems President and CEO, Walter Geldenhuys, was obviously pleased with the USPTO announcement, and the fact that Advanced Voice Recognition Systems is in the senior position, having been established as the first to file. “Intellectual property is key to the success of AVRS,” he said. “This application in interference was filed in July 1999. After years of hard work and the expenditure of significant resources, we have the declaration of interference. When someone tries to take our property, without our permission through a license, we expect to take action to protect the interests of our shareholders and future licensees.”

Management believes that it may be more advantageous for Advanced Voice Recognition Systems to pursue license agreements or other strategic relationships with other companies. Previously Advanced Voice Recognition Systems developed and marketed Digital Dictate through distribution channels.

For more information on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, visit the company’s website at www.AVRSys.com

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc.’s (AVOI.OB) Patent Covers Verbal Interaction with Technology

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

It has been argued that the single biggest limiting factor in personal computer utilization is the user interface. While processing speed and memory have exploded over the past decades, most people still peck away at keyboards, entering text the same way and at the same rate they did 30 years ago. Although the Graphical User Interface has greatly reduced the need for text entry in system and application commands, the keyboard is still king when it comes to the entry of textual content. And, since content is largely what people depend upon computers and the Internet for, the need for a more efficient way to get information from the human brain to the computer is a long established quest.

At the top of the interface wish-list is Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), the ability to turn speech into written text, Although companies have been working at speech recognition for many years, the technology is now finally approaching the point where its full potential is within reach. Recent breakthroughs now allow accurate ASR speeds of up to 160 words per minute, making it realistic to apply the technology where it has never been used before. The development could save time and money for medical, legal, and government agencies alone, and is already revolutionizing things like voicemail and mobile messaging.

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems (AVOI.OB) is an Arizona company whose technology was first introduced at a 1994 industry trade show. The company has a patent based upon word tagging and editing technology for speech recognition that may cover many ASR market participants. The potential for licensing revenue is unknown. The company’s strategy is to pursue license agreements and/or strategic relationships with other companies.

For more information on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, visit the company’s website at www.AVRSys.com

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President and CEO of Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI.OB) Interviewed by SmallCapVoice.com

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Today before the opening bell, SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced that a new audio interview with Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc, Inc. is now available for playback. Advanced Voice Recognition Systems specializes in creating interface and application solutions for speech recognition, language translation and transcription technology. The company owns a portfolio of patents and patent-pending applications related to these technologies.

The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/12-14-10-audio-interview-with-advanced-voice-recognition-systems-inc-otcbb-avoi

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI.OB) is “One to Watch”

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. is a software development company based in Scottsdale, Arizona and is publicly traded under the symbol AVOI. Advanced Voice Recognition Systems specializes in creating interface and application solutions for speech recognition, language translation and transcription technology. The company owns a portfolio of important patents and patent-pending applications related to these technologies.

The company’s first patent #5,960,447 (“the Holt Patent”) includes 42 claims that cover a wide array of features applicable to existing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) products and markets. Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ second patent #7,558,530 covers features vital to client server based ASR products such as today’s smartphones, language translation applications and large medical transcription systems.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Declares Interference Involving Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ Patent

A patent interference is a proceeding conducted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in instances where two or more parties claim patent rights to the same technology. The U.S. patent system awards patents to the first party who invented a particular technology. In an interference, the primary purpose of the USPTO is to determine which party invented the technology first, and to award the patent to that party.

On March 15, 2010, Advanced Voice Recognition Systems announced the declaration of interference by the USPTO. The USPTO declared the interference between Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ application serial number 09/351,542 as Senior Party and U.S. Patent #5,799,273 owned by Allvoice Developments, LTD as Junior Party. AVOI’s patent was filed on November 13, 1995 approximately 10 months before the Allvoice filing. Advanced Voice Recognition Systems chose Oblon Spivak of Alexandria Virginia to represent the company in the interference proceedings. After nine months and thousands of hours of collaborative efforts of the team at Oblon Spivak, in conjunction with the inventors, expert witness and Advanced Voice Recognition Systems management, the final round of filings were submitted on December 2, 2010.

The Allvoice patent is the subject of a lawsuit that Allvoice filed against Microsoft in August 2009 in the East District Court of Texas in which Allvoice alleged infringement of Allvoices’ patent. Microsoft filed invalidity contentions based in part on Advanced Voice Recognition Systems’ patent and its product Digital Dictate.

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems intends to pursue license agreements or other strategic relationships with ASR market participants. The company will also continue to vigorously support and defend its patents through appropriate infringement and interference proceedings to protect the interest of shareholders and future licensees.

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