Digimarc Now Listed 27th on The Patent Board's Information Technology Patent Scorecard™ of the Top 50 Most Innovative Technology Companies
Beaverton, Ore. — July 17, 2009 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC) today announced that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports the Company is ranked 27th in its list of the Top 50 Innovative Companies in Information Technology as published by The Patent Board's Patent Scorecard. The Patent Board (http://www.patentboard.com/) has developed more than 50 indicators that track global patent activity relating to companies' innovation, technology and science strengths, and provides this analysis for the WSJ.
"We believe this recognition of the value of our portfolio reflects the growing relevance of the company's IP," stated Bruce Davis, chairman and CEO of Digimarc. "We think our technology can play a critical role in the long term structural changes that will emerge from the ongoing radical transformations in the media & entertainment and IT industries. What we are witnessing is consistent with a nascent shared vision for ubiquitous computing among technology leaders."
Digimarc has had 33 patents issued to date in 2009 for a total of 532 U.S. and foreign patents in digital watermarking, media identification and management, and related technologies.
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and technology provider, enabling businesses and governments worldwide to enrich everyday living by giving persistent digital identities to all forms of media and many other objects. The company's technology enables a wide range of solutions for deterring fraud, counterfeiting and piracy, enhancing national security, and enabling new digital media distribution and monetization models that provide consumers with more choice and access to content when, where and how they want it. Digimarc has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with more than 525 U.S. and foreign patents, and more than 420 patents pending in digital watermarking, media identification and management, and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. Please go to www.digimarc.com for more company information.
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