11 January 2021
Lleida.net receives its first patent in the Dominican Republic and already has 196
Madrid, 10 January - The National Office of Industrial Property of the Dominican Republic (ONAPI) has granted Lleida.net (BME: LLN) (OTCQX: LLEIF) (EPA: ALLLN) a new patent for its method for the registration and certification of electronic mail.
The patent, the first one that the Spanish listed corporation receives in 2021, is valid for 20 years.
It is also the first patent in the Dominican Republic and the 196th that has been granted to the company worldwide.
"Latin America is a key market for us, and receiving our first patent in the Dominican Republic is a key piece in order to consolidate our operation in the region," Sisco Sapena, CEO and founder of the company, explained .
This patent describes the method that allows to prove the reception of an email, its content, its destination and the moment it was delivered to the server.
It is the method used by some Lleida.net clients, such as the Spanish Football League, "La Liga", in the management of TV rights, as well as by other financial entities.
Lleida.net is recognized in the Dominican Republic, since the end of 2019, as an SMS and telecommunications operator. In the region, the organization has important operations in Colombia and Peru.
It is listed in the OTCQX index in New York, as well as in BME Growth in Madrid and Euronext Growth in Paris
So far, more than 50 countries have recognized with almost two hundred patents the notification methods and registered electronic signature of Lleida.net, founded in 1995.
"Having been granted this patent highlightsLleida.net's commitment to R&D investment. For us, protecting the value of our intellectual property assets is key to guarantee profitability to our shareholders", added Sapena.
The company, which has operations in 19 countries, has become in the last years the main European actor in the eSignature sector. Currently, its patented methods are recognized as legally valid by the authorities of more than 75 countries.
Last week, Lleida.net announced that the national postal company of the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Post, will market all its electronic signature and registered electronic notification services in the country in an exclusive long-term agreement.