Destiny Expects US Patent To Be Granted In Next Three To Four Months
April 13, 2011 at 1:05 PM (PT)
DESTINY MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES announces that the US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE issued an office action (4/7) which expressed the view that 11 of the 25 currently pending claims in DESTINY's pending watermark patent application recite allowable subject matter. The company intends to file a response with minor changes and expects that a US patent would be granted in the next three to four months.
This technology is valuable to the music industry as it allows them to identify the source of pirated music. With patents in place, the company will be in a position to widely license the technology.
This watermarking solution has several significant advantages over competing alternatives. DESTINY's inaudible mark is nearly impossible to remove and it survives compression, conversion to other formats and on air broadcast. It is much faster to embed and detect than other techniques and it is uniquely integrated into the music industry's web crawler which finds illegal content on torrent and web sites, then analyzes the content for DESTINY's mark to identify the source.
Patent applications are pending in the US, CANADA, EUROPE, and JAPAN.