A -BUS Gains Momentum With New Patent Allowances

Innovative Multi-Room Audio Technology Gets Approvals in Canada and Mexico

Rosebery, NSW Australia November 3, 2006 - - LeisureTech Electronics, inventors of A -BUS®, the popular multi -room audio technology, announced the addition of Canada and Mexico to the list of countries where patent allowances for A -BUS technology have been granted.


In addition to the U.S. patent allowance, LeisureTech has already been granted similar patents for its A -BUS technology in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. An allowance is a formal notice that a patent application will proceed to grant which typically takes several months.

According to LeisureTech Founder and Managing Director, Andrew Goldfinch, "These new patents, along with the others we already have, clearly demonstrate that our A -BUS patent applications are solid and naturally it further supports our many partners in the marketplace as well."

Mr. Goldfinch, who is also co -inventor of A -BUS technology, went on to update the status of the U.S. patent application. "More than 5 years after its U.S. filing, LeisureTech received an allowance on its A -BUS patent late last year. However, what seemed then like a simple amendment to include an additional inventor meant that the patent was delayed for 'further consideration'."

He went on to explain, "Though it took much longer than we anticipated, this past September we were notified that this process had concluded and LeisureTech then received a fresh notice from the US Patent & Trademark Office that the A -BUS patent would proceed to grant. The time between allowance and grant can be several months though it will hopefully conclude sooner than that. Since we are already two months into that process, we anticipate that the patent will be granted in the very near future."

Mr. Goldfinch concluded, "Over the last five years, our A -BUS patent application has undergone rigorous examination by several examiners on all aspects. In the end, this should mean that there will be very little room for infringers to raise meaningful objections as to its validity."

About A -BUS®
A -BUS technology, successfully utilized since 1998 and then launched worldwide in 2000, is quickly becoming the standard for affordable multi -room audio. LTE has been granted patents in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with a patent application pending in the U.S. A -BUS is also the recipient of numerous industry awards and media acclaim for innovation and excellence.

About LeisureTech Electronics
Founded in 1977, LeisureTech Electronics' is a global OEM technology provider and manufacturer for the residential systems market. LTE founder Andrew Goldfinch teamed up with Len Andrews in 1991 and in 1997 the duo invented A -BUS, a revolutionary technology for multi -room audio.

A -BUS, launched worldwide in 2000, is licensed to leading CE manufacturers and quickly becoming the standard for affordable multi -room audio applications. In 2005, LeisureTech opened its own design and manufacturing facility in Thailand to support its rapid growth while providing expanded resources for its customers.

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