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| Mar 17, 2010

The Wall Street Journal Lists Digimarc Patent Portfolio Among Global Technology Leaders

by User Not Found | Mar 17, 2010

Digimarc Listed 20th on The Patent Board's Information Technology Patent Scorecard™ of the Top 50 most innovative technology companies

Beaverton, Ore. — March 17, 2010 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) today announced that The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has ranked the Company as 20th in its Top 50 Innovative Companies in Information Technology, as published by The Patent Board's Patent Scorecard. The Patent Board has developed more than 50 indicators that track global patent activity relating to companies' innovation, technology and science strengths and provides analysis for the WSJ. Digimarc is listed among technology heavyweights such as Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle Corp. The Company ranked fourth in stock market performance for the preceding twelve months.

Bruce Davis, Chairman and CEO, Digimarc, commented: "Digimarc received the highest Industry Impact score. This score measures the impact of a company's patents on technology developed by the rest of the industry. We believe that this is another leading indicator of the growing importance of our patent assets to the evolution of society and its reliance on computer technology."

For more information about the ranking, please visit The Wall Street Journal online.

About Digimarc

Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and provider of enabling technologies that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects. The embedded digital IDs are imperceptible to humans, but not to computers, networks and devices like mobile phones, which can now use cameras and microphones as sensory inputs to "see, hear and understand" the world around them within the context of their environment. Digimarc has built an extensive intellectual property portfolio with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media and object discovery to enable ubiquitous computing, and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. For more information, please visit www.digimarc.com.

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