We have recently received three U.S. patents
(#6,322,446, #6,383,078 and # 6,869,358) broadly covering Internet
retailing of state lottery tickets. On September 5, 2005, the company’s
patent #6,383,078 was granted in Mexico. During 2005 to 2008, the
company's patent #6,322,446 was granted in Australia, Canada and
China. Foreign patents for this operating system are also filed
and pending in 18 other countries. The success of eLottery will
be affected by its ability to design, develop and market new products
and new or enhanced applications. The patent ability of such new
products or applications is evaluated and patent applications are
filed where necessary to protect unique developments.
eLottery has registered or applied to register its trademarks
when it believes registration to be important to its ongoing business
operations. In addition, eLottery has registered and owns numerous
Internet domain names that it is using or may use in the future
in its business. eLottery has secured all appropriate Internet domain
names to operate eLottery.com, and other specific new business initiatives
in the U.S.
eLottery also generally claims copyright protection for its software
used in connection with its products and relies upon trade secret,
contract and copyright laws to protect its proprietary rights in
its software, designs and documentation.