The 19th of May 1970 is Carl Freer’s Birthday. That is what is shown on all of his legal documents – his passports, drivers licenses and so on.
However if you go to Wikipedia you will note that Carl Freer’s date of birth is given as 9th May – a very small but deliberate trick so that he can, as needed, invalidate the content of Wikipedia – this has been a deliberate strategy for many years – he can rubbish any negative story by simply saying, “They can’t even get my date of birth correct!” (And then quickly pay to have the truth removed and replaced with false gloss by his stable of ‘editors’.)
For those who understand due diligence a quick visit to the edited history pages demonstrates the enormous lengths and costs that Carl Freer has gone to in order to cleanse his public persona – and yet despite all that effort he couldn’t get his birth date right?
Has It Been Worth it Carl NotMuchFreerThanAFishInABowl – and not free for very much longer?
Enjoying your wonderful lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel – your guests may wonder where your family members are – where your business associates are – but more importantly, where your friends are?
What do you tell them? You have a lifetime of fake achievements – fake companies – fake charitable positions – fake inventions – fake friendships – – – all designed, you thought, to enrich you. So do you feel enriched; does your cup overflow with happiness? We guess not.
Birthdays provide an ideal opportunity to audit your lifestyle, if you have backbone enough to look. Any attempt to establish yourself as a legitimate businessperson will fail unless you first deal with those that you have cheated and lied to. You should start with the first person you cheated and lied to and whose self respect you destroyed – yourself.
If you can’t straighten yourself out, others will do it for you.
Readers have reported that the American subpoenas are starting to bear fruit – in addition, there is growing information regarding the litigating of a cryptocurrency fraud.
We will gather the data and provide the readers with an update in due course.
You can either deal with the truth, or forever have to pay for lies on Wiki, for fake videos on YouTube, for false PR articles in fake media, for Wasta to stay out of a Dubai jail, and for bots to slow our website down.
This site receives lots of enquiries asking us, one way or another, why Carl Freer behaves the way he does, and this article is an attempt to give people an understanding of the psychological make-up that is Carl Freer – Sweden’s Most Successful Failure.
Bottom line – Carl Freer is a thief. While he has stolen millions of dollars, the most valuable thing he stole was his Father’s persona – along with much of his good name and the goodwill he genuinely earned. Carl Freer dons that gentle soul’s personality like a grotesque leper wears a mask to hide his disfigurement.
People meeting Carl Freer for the first time see a ‘kind and gentle soul’, a ‘thoughtful, sharing and caring individual’ who appears to genuinely have their best interests at heart.
Carl Freer is adept at slipping into that character – his Father – and using that charade successfully cloaks from view the fact that he is a genuinely nasty man. Lepers are disfigured by disease – not something they desire. Carl Freer is disfigured by choice – in heart and mind and soul.
Close associates, employees, family – they all know who he really is.
Lyndon Johnson allegedly said that every man is trying either to live up to his Father’s expectations or make up for his Father’s mistakes. Perhaps he should not have used the word “every” – because Carl Freer does neither of these.
As we will show you below, Carl Freer’s Father, John Freer, was a successful man; an accomplished academic and author; a man who helped improve the world we live in and who applied his many talents to constructive endeavours. He was well-loved and respected by friends, family and acquaintances and those whose lives he touched usually benefitted from the interaction. He was, and still is, highly regarded by his peers.
John Freer’s expectations were that his son would grow up to be a valuable, contributing member of society. A man admired and respected by others; a man who could be counted upon and trusted; a man who would enhance the good name of the Freer’s.
John Freer did not make many mistakes. He had an excellent career and his track record in his profession is unblemished. But . . . he was responsible for conceiving his son, Carl Freer. That was his Big Mistake.
Carl Freer shares none of his Father’s virtues
John Freer BSc, DMS, CEng, FIEE was an accomplished author and academic. He served as the principle consultant at Software Science Limited when he wrote the book, Computer Communications and Networks in 1988. The Book sold remarkably well due to it’s timely release and the fact that it filled a vacuum, assisting in the building of technologies which we now use on the internet. Some years later he thoroughly revised and updated the Book whilst serving as principle consultant at Data Sciences UK Limited, a subsidiary of IBM.
John Freer had a remarkable mind. He was a regular contributor to academic papers and is viewed by many as a key contributor to our understanding of Computer Networks and the Internet.
On the cusp of global recognition and on the eve of the launch of his book in 1988, John Freer suddenly had to return to Sweden as his only son, Carl Freer (18 years old at the time), demanded his Father’s attention in his court appearance after his arrest for defrauding a Swedish Bank. The fraud had been committed by forging his Father’s signature on loan documents. (Forging documents continues to be a staple ingredient in the Carl Freer smorgasbord of Fraud).
As a loving Father John Freer reimbursed the Bank, paid for legal representation and paid the fines that Carl Freer had incurred by being caught for his criminal activities.
John Freer had some frank discussions with his son and discovered that he had long been involved in criminal activities – it was just that this time he had been caught. Carl Freer was both incorrigible and unrepentant when confronted by his Father. He would take no responsibility for what he had done and, like a thief might blame his hand for stealing, Carl Freer found endless ways to explain away his criminal lifestyle.
To his enduring credit, it appears that John Freer realised that his son, Carl Freer, had deliberately and knowingly chosen to live his life by stealing, defrauding, misleading and corrupting and had further realised that there was absolutely not one single shred of decency or honesty within Carl that could be appealed to, because . . .
. . . after Carl Freer ratified his career choice by getting himself convicted of Fraud, his Father turned his back on him; returned to his career in academia, and applied his many skills to help those who would appreciate him . . .
. . . while Carl Freer accelerated his criminal activity and expanded into the dizzying heights of International Crime, breaking records by being arrested in at least 5 different countries, while evading an unappealable jail term for more than 16 years.
The Real Carl Freer
Carl Freer is a nomad. He moves from place to place to place. He has to. If he stays in one place too long the authorities find him, the people he has defrauded find him, and he gets arrested. Carl Freer is not totally stupid. He knows that he has to keep moving – the repeated arrests in different countries have finally made him correlate criminal conduct with consequences and location.
He has been sued by Lawyers; Business Partners; Employees; PR Firms; and The Authorities. Staff don’t get paid and investors lose their money. When it gets too difficult, he packs his bags and moves to a different country and starts all over again.
The degeneration of his life all seems to have all started when, at 16, he left school and abandoned the education that had been lined up for him, posing instead as a Washer/Waiter in a Restaurant while starting his criminal empire. As a Teen, he accomplished his first criminal conviction. At the age of 21 became a father to his first child, Julia. (He has had 3 wives producing 5 children, Julia, Adam, Simon, ElIina and Isabella. There are two adopted children through marriage. He is currently engaged in dissolving his 3rd marriage after hooking up with the next inamorata.)
He has lived in Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, England, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Vietnam, Singapore and now the UAE. In all of these Countries he has formed businesses to attract Investors, which he does with great ease by assuming his Father’s charismatic personality, before being forced to leave when people discover who he really is.
Throughout Carl Freer’s career he has used his Father’s unimpeachable reputation. It started with faking his Father’s signature to defraud the Bank. It continued with the (fake) King’s College $6million donation by Carl Freer to gain a Trustees position was for the alleged purpose of constructing a new building to be named The John Freer building in recognition of his Father’s achievements. The truth was that Carl Freer was at that time facing numerous fraud charges in Germany and needed character references to show the Court that he had mended his ways. Of course, there was no Trustee position, there was no $6million donation and there was no John Freer building. And, of course, the Court wasn’t fooled either.
When his Father actually died in the UK on 4th May 2011, Carl Freer did not attend the funeral as he was in fear of being served legal notice in proceedings brought by investors. But even in death his Father became an asset to be exploited. In John Freer’s last will and testimony he left his son GBP50,000.00 – however in typical style, within a short period of time investors had been told that he had invested his inheritance of $1.5million into a new project.
As Carl Freer was not a UK Resident at that time he failed to realise that Wills are publicly available documents. In fact, if you want a copy of the Will you can write to, “In the High Court of Justice the Probate Registry of Wales” and request from the Probate Registrar a copy of the Will of John Freer who died on 4th day of May 2011.
If he is to be taken seriously he ought to make absolutely sure that there are no associations directly or indirectly with the convicted criminal Carl Freer.
We have previously reported on the artificial intelligence platform/App that can accurately predict the stock market (and now cryptocurrency) – all of this can allegedly be done from Carl Freer’s new company Watstock Artificial Intelligence Networks Ltd located in the heart of Dubai.
Carl Freer is an incurable gossip, with an overwhelming compulsion to name drop as the core element of his scamming strategy. We have been alerted to the fact that the minister’s name has been prolifically uttered in a number of conversations in hotel lobbies and expensive restaurants throughout Dubai, as Carl Freer continues to cultivate new investors or buyers to scam. (Read this article to gain full understanding of his modus operandi – skip to the section that shows the Professor to learn about the name dropping.)
The word that was not known to us was – WASTA. It has a special meaning in the UAE and Carl Freer is claiming that he has it in abundance – to those who don’t understand he claims to have the protection of high-ranking ministerial figures i.e. he’s untouchable.
These are just a few of the names that Carl Freer has added to his spiel, and join the already reported on claims in regards to the King of Dubai and other members of the royal family. There are probably others we have yet to learn of – bandying names about is a core Carl Freer marker.
Carl Freer is someone who knows how to say thank you to the powerful – if these individuals assisted Carl Freer and his companies then that is a fact they would certainly wish to conceal – introductions and promises are made – the quid pro quo does not need to be spelled out as everybody understands the cost for wasta.
Carl Freer is immersed in day-to-day deception, pretexts and intrigues. He records most of the meetings on his iPhone – a precaution that renders those involved susceptible to pressure to be even more helpful when required if they want to protect their wealth and reputations.
Before long Carl Freer will move on leaving behind shattered relationships and the bad smell of corruption for those who are now associated with him. Just look at his past record – littered with countries he has escaped from leaving behind a mix of open arrest warrants, failed companies, shattered employees, defrauded investors, judgements and layer upon layer of fraud.
This site gives details on most of them – Sweden, Germany, Spain, France, England, USA, Vietnam, Singapore . . . (Want links? Just explore the site.)
We have often been asked, “How does he get away with it? Why will no one do anything to stop him?” He seems to operate with impunity.
The answer is that this three-time-convicted fraudster invokes wasta to deter anyone whose duty it would otherwise be to ensure he was subject to the law.
The success of something is measured by monitoring its matrix, and when we say that Carl Freer is Sweden’s most successful failure it is not a spiteful statement – it is an empirical fact. OMG!
Many things in Carl Freer’s life are on an upward trend. We have highlighted the increasing arrests – the increasing number of judgements against him – the increasing number of failed ventures in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates – and the increasing laughter that can be heard whenever his name is mentioned.
(Judgements against Carl Freer companies will be the subject of a later article. There are tens of millions in judgements against his companies, and hundreds of millions awarded to creditors. Here we are covering his personal judgements.)
In the most recent Judgement – achieved just days ago – US Aluminaid’s in-house Lawyer, Terrence Wyles, obtained a $6.1 Judgement against Carl Freer and his wife (and business partner) Ericka Freer.
The Judgement names other individuals who are jointly and severally liable. The Judgement is dated the 17th January 2018 and ordered by District Court Judge, Charles M. Pratt, case number: 2014CV30600 District Court Arapahoe County, State of Colorado.
1. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC – have a judgement against Carl Freer for the sum of $2,543,540.07.
2. Chicago Title Insurance Company have a judgement against Carl Freer for the sum of $475,000.00.
And so in total in the first month of January 2018, Carl Freer has three Court Judgements against him personally totalling $9,122,060.76
On top of these Judgements;
a.) the Gizmondo Liquidators have previously prepared bankruptcy papers to be served on Carl Freer for $6million, and,
b.) the long-running investigation being conducted by the Danish Authorities into the IT Factory fraud keeps moving forward as Carl Freer can be seen as the principal benefactor of that fraud.
c.) we have heard the PLO are not happy about the fraud against them. . . and neither is The King.
2018 could turn out to be a very bad year for Carl Freer. He dreamt of making a fortune and from the criminal records and judgements that stand against him it is clear he did not particularly care how he made it – and that he never intends to honour a single debt.
What we have not revealed previously is that from the hundreds of millions that he has scammed from people, Carl Freer squirrelled away vast sums into his personal Swiss Bank Accounts.
We can reveal that Carl Freer emigrated to Switzerland in 2002 to serve this very purpose.
Carl Freer is wealthy and chooses not to make these payments as they fall under the heading of Professional Consequences of a Career Fraudster.
We would ask Readers to share this information as we hear that Carl Freer is still managing to entice new Investors into his World changing new products Scams.
2018 will be an eventful year for the master criminal Carl Freer.
A year that starts with much anticipation and reveals intriguing orchestration and manipulation as he ducks and dives in a futile attempt to free himself from the snare and its inexorable tugging toward a French jail cell, while appeasing and stalling his handlers for whom he failed to deliver in 2017 – and all while also placating authorities on several fronts.
Before predicting the future let us take a moment to give you some background information in order that you can make your own assessment of what makes this man tick.
Carl Freer’s Father, John Freer, now deceased, was a British Citizen who met and married Maryanne (his mother) in Sweden while working there in a nuclear facility. Carl Johan Freer was born on 19th May 1970.
In 1976 the family moved to San Francisco where his Father became an IBM Programmer. This post lasted for about 2 years before IBM assigned him to duties in France and Belgium.
In 1983, aged 13, Carl Freer’s parents separated and Carl Freer found himself back in Sweden living with his mother.
As a 15 year old Carl Freer dropped out of school and started working full time in Restaurants and Night Clubs. His first fraud that we know of was committed at this time – with no customer demand for it, and on a whim, he ordered in expensive sea food delicacies which he, unsurprisingly, failed to sell and so had to consume himself least it spoil. He was fired for that caper but not criminally charged.
The young Carl Freer had ambition – alas he had neither talent nor inclination to achieve anything by any legitimate means.
With a school friend he decided to get into designer clothing and set his sights on opening a clothes shop – so he went to the bank SE Banken and forged his parent’s signatures to secure a loan and forged various checks. The shop fell through. At the age of 18 Carl Freer became a Father – an event soon followed with his first conviction for Fraud. The Prosecution was brought by SE Banken and his Father repaid the stolen funds and damages.
Carl Freer avoided incarceration as the Judge, regretfully, decided to give him another chance due to his young age and gave him a noncustodial sentence against his better judgement.
A decent man would have learned from his mistakes and changed his ways, but as hundreds of ex-employees, investors, and professionals can attest, Carl Freer is not a decent man. The lessons he learned from his conviction emboldened him and he went on a roll committing numerous frauds at a rate that seems to have overwhelmed the authorities. Swedish Media reports confirm that during this period Carl Freer was directly associated with 14 companies that were abandoned into bankruptcy.
To avoid the Police investigations and creditor actions that were starting to catch up with him Carl Freer moved to Spain where he traded in stolen second-hand exotic cars. By this time we was 26 years old and the Father of two children.
He formed two companies in Spain – Welcom Motors and Riviera Auto Forum – and began a business relationship with Thomas Chelin selling exotic cars that had been stolen in Germany and France.
By the time he was 29 he had been arrested in Spain whence he fled to France where he resumed operations in selling his stolen exotic cars until arrested there whence he fled to Great Britain and resumed the business of selling stolen exotic cars under the alias of Eric Jonsson in a new company – European Car Sales – and was arrested again.
An International Arrest Warrant was issued by the German authorities and Carl Freer spent 3 years fighting extradition by feigning illness and incapacitation until the Germans tried and convicted him (Carl Freer alias Brian Littlejohn) in absentia on 2 counts of Fraud. He was 35 at that point. His then business partner Thomas Chelin returned to Estonia where he was arrested on Drug charges.
Carl Freer felt that a judgement against him in France could be overturned (thereby clearing his name), and after numerous appeals the matter was heard by the Court of Cassation – the highest court in France whose decision is final. To Carl Freer’s great alarm the French High Court investigated the matter diligently and the 3 judges unanimously convicted Carl Freer for his criminal activities, his lies and bad faith, and his involvement with a Mafia ring – and sentenced him to 2 and a half years imprisonment, a large fine and, due to his absence, issued an arrest warrant for his immediate arrest. Carl Freer was 41 at that time and he has been on the run ever since.
(Read this thorough article for more detailed information and documents on his criminal past, including pertinent excerpts of the French case.)
As a serial convicted fraudster Carl Freer has grown accustomed to allegations of embezzlement, fraud and forgery in businesses wherever they are located in the World.
In 2014 a US Judge found him guilty and ordered him to pay Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. $2,543,450.07. He was additionally ordered to pay Chicago Title Insurance Company $475,000.00. Unsurprisingly these Judgments remain unpaid as the then 44 year old Carl Freer beat a hasty retreat from the USA and established himself in his new location, Singapore.
As we enter the year 2018 Carl Freer has over $3 million in Judgements against him, a record of 5 arrests in 5 different countries, convictions for fraud in 3 different countries, an outstanding warrant for his arrest in France, and an amazing litany of failed companies and ventures in Sweden, Spain, France, England, USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam – to which he has now added Singapore and Dubai.
He has defrauded people and organisations of tens of millions of Dollars, including the PLO which he relieved of $20 Million alone. He has been sued by Banks, PR firms, and Law firms.
(Update: At the time of updating this article, the above video has received 3891 additional clicks in just 24 hours. This is because the authorities are taking a fresh look into this fraud as Carl Freer has demonstrated ongoing anti-Muslim sentiment and activity. The Scandinavian term “Muslimhat” literally means, “Hatred of Muslims”, and nothing could be a greater demonstration of contempt than to steal US$20 million from the poorest Islamic Arabs in the World – or (as he did recently) disrespectfully establish a Stock Investment site called WatSharia using HotStock technology to allow Muslims to play the stock market.)
As we enter 2018 we have to wonder where the now 47 year old criminal will turn next to support his lavish lifestyle. His last ventures – the AI platforms of Watstock and Hotstock – have failed dismally.
One wonders why he does not simply take the money he has stolen and disappear – he could live out his life on the proceeds of his crimes quite easily. But that is not an option for him.
Officials can easily be accused of incompetence – but only to a certain degree. When it gets too outrageous – like getting permanent residency in Singapore, a country that prides itself on screening out criminals, despite having an international arrest warrant – or imitating the King of Dubai – or defrauding the PLO with impunity – one realises that Carl Freer has been facilitated and provided air cover by powerful people, and has debts to repay. Debts he has to repay one way or another.
Carl Freer has few, if any, friends. His love of defrauding people does not stop with rich investors. Carl has to rip off the staff he employs in his scam companies, he has to rip off the professionals he engages, he has to rip off the partners he involves – and he has to rip off his friends. He can make an enemy out of just about anyone – including people that no sane person would ever antagonise.
Sometimes we hope his family is immune from his deceit. Surely he is proud of the family he created – after all he has involved many of them in previous businesses. He would not turn on them too . . . ?
His first common law partner was Camilla Agerstam and together they had two children, Julia and Adam.
His first wife was Anneli Freer and together they had Simon and Ellina as well as Natalie (child of Anneli’s from her first marriage).
His second and current wife is Ericka Freer and together they have Isabella and Jace (child of Ericka’s from her first marriage).
Carl Freer has accumulated 7 children, a common law wife and two marriages.
Are they isolated or protected from him? As you will see below, if you follow the links and read the documents, he involves them in his criminality, minimally making them accomplices if not directly implicating them.
Carl Freer is no doubt hoping that 2018 will be a more peaceful year after the debacles of 2017. He will however find no peace. He has made enemies of thousands of people, alienated his ‘friends’, disappointed his handlers, and endangered his family.
The French are trying to reel him in, and there is relentless pressure from the American and Danish authorities whose pursuit for justice for the victims in the IT Factory scam continues and is gaining impetus rapidly thanks, in large part, to our documents.
The execution of that scam by Stein Baggar, Mikael Ljungman and Carl Freer was simple enough. Below we outline some of the details – it is a little disjointed and thin as, at the request of the investigating teams, we have omitted a lot.
IT Factory stolen funds were used by Media Power to build intellectual property in the “Augmented Reality” sector. This led to a number of Patent Applications being filed on behalf of Media Power. Under American patent law an officer has to be named in the patent application therefore you will see Carl Freer’s name attached to these patents.
Mikael Ljungman had had his name attached to the patents too, but he paid to have his name removed from them in order to hide his involvement.
With the patents filed, Media Power next claimed to have purchased 48% of the restricted shares in Madero Inc. and made public statements to the Security Exchange Commission and through its Accounts that it executed the purchase. However, both statements are false as the company Madero Inc. was paid for by eCommerce LLC and 100% of the shareholding was distributed to a number of entities and natural persons including Carl Freer and Mikael Ljungman.
The above highlights and documents the fraudulent partnership between Carl Freer and Mikael Ljungman in the money laundering of IT Factory’s funds.
The intellectual property, represented by patent applications, was transferred to Carl Freer who in turn transferred it to a company called the Mara Group, a company wholly owned by Carl Freer. The public company Madero Inc. (that was purchased with IT Factory stolen funds) engaged Corporate Evaluation Advisers Inc. to issue a valuation report. They valued the patent applications (regarding the technology called Augmented Reality) at US$35million to US$52million.
Upon receiving the valuation, Madero Inc. purchased the patents from the Mara Group for 25 million shares. At the time of the transaction the shares were valued at US$60million. Madero Inc. then changed its name to GetFugu Inc.
GetFugu Inc. as a public company had to continue to file reports with the SEC. Like all of Carl Freer’s companies it ultimately failed to deliver the product and the promises made to shareholders. The purchase of the patent application occurred on 9th April 2009 and by the 19th May 2010, with the company facing financial ruin, GetFugu assigned all of its assets into a promissory note with Remington Global Capital LLC for $170,000.
8-K Filed May 25, 2010, Line 313:
“On May 19, 2010 , we obtained a bridge loan and issued a Secured Convertible Promissory Note in the initial principal amount of $170,000 to Remington Global Capital, LLC, payable in six months and bearing interest at 1% per month for the first month and 10% per month thereafter, secured by all our assets including intellectual property, and convertible after 6 months at holder’s election into shares of our common stock at $0.004 per share, subject to downward adjustment.”
It will come as no surprise to note that Remington Global Capital is a Carl Freer owned company.
Logovision Inc. (another Carl Freer company) comes into being and they now claim to own the IPR. This carries on for a 12 month period after which Logovision is taken over by Serge Media Group, who now claim they own the IPR.
Upon Serge Media Group’s take over of Logovision it presents a document claiming to buy out Carl Freer’s interests and John Freer Inc’s interests effectively on a promissory note.
After the Serge Media Group had failed to pay Carl Freer, and his name had been unconnected to the intellectual property for a two year period, along with his now being relocated in Singapore, he felt confident enough to come back onto the scene.
Carl Freer terminated the deal with Serge Media Group for non-payment and assigned the IPR Rights to Harrisburg (BVI). Harrisburg (BVI) is owned 50/50 between Carl Freer and a trusted business partner.
Carl Freer had incorporated a company called Tynkerbell in Singapore and then changed its name to iQNECT – who now claim ownership of the IP in sales documentation and marketing material. It somewhat bizarrely resubmits the original patent applications to the US Patent Office in iQNECT’s name. Please note Richard Jenkins wife ( Elizabeth Marie Jenkins) as a shareholder
More bizarrely, the same patent applications were filed with the US Patent Office in Logovision Inc’s name on the exact same day.
This concludes and evidences the fraud, iQNECT’s technology portfolio did not exist, all patent applications have to be unique and original. The applications fail on both counts as Media Power’s/GetFugu/Carl Freer patent applications had been previously abandoned. The correlation being that abandoned applications cannot be re-submitted as original or unique as they have existed prior in the abandoned filings. Carl Freer and Rich Jenkins must have known this as the applications have yet again been abandoned by iQNECT.
1) Augmented Reality Platform and Method using Logo Recognition – US application no. 12/172,803 – Originally Filed 14 July 2008 – Abandoned 8 June 2011
2) Augmented Reality Collaborative Messaging System – US application no. 12/175,519 – Originally Filed 18 July 2008 – Abandoned 5 June 2011
3) Augmented Reality method and system using logo recognition, wireless application protocol browsing and voice over internet protocol technology – US application no. 12/172,843 – Originally Filed 14 July 2008 – Abandoned 21 September 2012
4) Method and Platform for Voice+Location-Based Services for Mobile Advertising – US application no. 12/578,516 – Originally Filed 13 October 2009 – Abandoned 3 August 2012
5) Augmented Reality Platform and Method using Letters, Numbers, and/or Maths Symbols Recognition – US application no. 12/172,827 – Originally Filed 14 July 2008 – Abandoned 3 June 2011