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| Aug 13, 2009

Digimarc Awarded Contract to Help Secure Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Navy Custody

by User Not Found | Aug 13, 2009

Contract valued at $920,000 will provide long-range surveillance and intelligence of potential threat targets

Beaverton, Ore. — August 13, 2009 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC) today announced that it was officially awarded a contract by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), in the amount of $920,700, to help create a system to ensure the security and safety of strategic weapons facilities.

The Department of Defense's Enhanced Security Weapons/Nuclear Weapons program will use Digimarc technology in a covert sensory system to provide long-range surveillance and intelligence of potential threat targets.

"We are pleased to be awarded this long anticipated project and have our technology included as a key part of this innovative new program," stated Bruce Davis, chairman and CEO of Digimarc. "The secure, persistent and imperceptible characteristics of digital watermarking, and its demonstrated value in government surveillance applications, make it ideal for this project."

The program will meet the DoD requirements established by DoD S5210.41M which was signed in November 2004. Delivery of the project is anticipated by February 28, 2010.

About Digimarc

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 400 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 for more Company information.

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