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ALBANY, N.Y. — Industry attorney Maxine Lynn reported on her Unzipped blog today that U.S. Patent No. 6,368,268, which pertains to teledildonics technology, will ride into the sunset tomorrow.

With the teledildonics patent now cleared from the path, it’s likely that new companies will enter the gates and make more wet dreams come true, Lynn said.

“Manufacturers should be very excited as this is a game-changer for the industry,” Lynn told XBIZ today. “Going forward, companies will be able to innovate teledildonic devices without being in the direct line of fire of an issued patent.

Utility patents, such as the teledildonics patent covering the technology of internet-controlled sex toys filed in 1998, last for 20 years.

In the past two decades, Lynn said that the teledildonics patent embroiled many pleasure products companies in infringement lawsuits, stopping them in their tracks as they attempted to create high-tech pleasure devices.

“For those who couldn’t pay licensing fees, there would be no pleasure. The suits were the end of the road, pushing them out of business,” Lynn said.

Now that the teledildonics patent is cleared as an obstacle, Lynn noted, it is likely that new companies will enter the gates.