By PR Newswire Press Release

NEWARK, Del. — Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLG;, a technology company focused on the development of electro-optic polymer materials for applications in high speed fiber-optic telecommunications and optical computing, announced today the start of substantive examination and positive indications from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in one of our five U.S. patent applications.

The U.S. Patent Office mailed a first Office Action on the merits in one of our five U.S. patent applications. In the current Office Action, the Examiner indicates that our elected species is “free of the prior art.” Thus, while the Office Action contains some formal rejections which Lightwave intends to address in due course, the elected species meets the requirements of novelty and non-obviousness based on the Examiner's search and comments. This application is directed to some of our core technologies which can employ, among others, our Perkinamine containing class of materials. “This is excellent news for Lightwave because it validates the uniqueness of our technical approach to new materials for nonlinear optical applications,” stated Dave Eaton, Lightwave's Chief Technical Officer.

Lightwave considers this action to be a positive sign at the beginning of the process that will eventually lead to the issuance of all of Lightwave's patent applications, which will in turn enable Lightwave to better protect its intellectual property with a strong, viable patent estate helping to ensure its business future.