Destiny Claims Patent On Digital Music Distribution; Yangaroo Protests
October 7, 2008 at 5:29 PM (PT)
In an ongoing legal battle over the digital transference and encryption of music between DESTINY MEDIA and YANGAROO, destiny media announced that it has received a "Notice of Allowance" from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office over one of its digital music distribution patents. THE NATIONAL POST reports that the company also claims that it has a second outstanding patent on watermarking digital files.
"We have been providing secure media distribution technologies longer than any existing provider of pre-release distribution services, so we appreciate the formal recognition of the early priority of our intellectual property," DESTINY MEDIA CEO STEVE VESTERGAARD stated.
YANGAROO downplayed the decision. "There will be no impact whatsoever from the recent allowance of DESTINY MEDIA's U.S. patent application on our intellectual property rights," YANGAROO Pres./CEO JOHN HEAVEN said. "None of our two granted U.S. and Canadian patents, our pending U.S. patents, or our $15 million infringement and $25 million defamation claims against DESTINY will be affected."
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