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Vancouver, British Columbia – May 26, 2020 – First Responder Technologies Inc. (“First Responder” or the “Company”) (CSE: WPN | FWB: 3WK), a developer of WiFi-based technologies for detecting concealed weapons and for deterring mass shooting and terror attacks involving concealed weapons, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) patent application pertaining to body-mounted threat detection technology.
The PCT patent application, entitled “Body-Mounted Threat Detection System and Methods of Using Same”, represents an important step in expanding the Company’s intellectual property portfolio. The patent application addresses a body-mounted threat detection system for detecting threatening objects carried by a suspect (the “Body Worn Application”).
“The Company would like to extend its sincere thanks to its founder and Chairman, Mr. Kulwant (Kal) Malhi for assigning his innovative vision for body-mounted threat detection to the Company’s growing portfolio of intellectual property. First Responder remains very much the product of Mr. Malhi’s passion, based on his early career experience as a front-line police officer, to develop new inventions that enhance public safety, while reducing the harm to First Responders,” said Robert Delamar, the Company’s CEO.
The Company continues to advance a robust program of research and development, including the recent announcement of an AI-based open-carry weapons detection camera, which the Company anticipates the Body Worn Application may complement over time.
The PCT is an international patent law treaty, which provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to reserve the right to protect inventions in each of its member states. There are 153 contracting states within the PCT, including the jurisdictions of the United States, Japan, member states of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil, Russia, India, as well as many others.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors,
“Robert F. Delamar”
Robert F. Delamar, CEO
First Responder Technologies Inc.
915 – 700 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC. V6C 1G8
About First Responder Technologies Inc.
First Responder Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) is a technology development company that commercializes academic and internally developed intellectual property for use in the public safety market. The Company is developing a WiFi-based technology, based in part, on academic research licensed from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (“Rutgers”) that can be used to detect concealed weapons. The Company’s threat detection technology line of business was created to capture a significant portion of the global weapons detection systems market, and in particular, the global perimeter security detection market. In the Company’s view, WiFi‐based threat detection technology may be utilized by a wide range of facilities, including schools, places of worship, shopping centres and theatres, to not only make their premises secure, but also reduce their cost of security, from the interior of a facility to the perimeter.
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