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| May 11, 2011

Digimarc Receives CLARUS Award at MDB Capital's Bright Lights Conference 2011

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Digimarc Recognized for Technology Leadership

Beaverton, Ore. — May 11, 2011 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), a leading innovator and provider of enabling technologies that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects, announced that it received the CLARUS Award, presented by MDB Capital Group at the second annual Bright Lights Conference at the Le Meridien Hotel in New York City. The Bright Lights Conference is the only conference with an exclusive focus on publicly-traded companies possessing disruptive and market changing IP, providing institutional investors with a venue to discover the largely unrecognized value of embedded IP.

"Digimarc was the top company in its industry with the highest Tech Score and number of patent grants, and we are honored to recognize their achievements in driving IP as an asset class and the impact they are making on innovation in America," commented Christopher A. Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group.

Digimarc was selected from MDB's 2011 group of "Best and Brightest" small-cap companies, a group that is advancing some of today's most innovative and market-leading intellectual property and advanced as one of the 40 public companies ranking in the 90th percentile for its respective technology leadership from more than 1,500 small-cap companies with granted U.S. patents, as rated by PatentVest, MDB's proprietary IP business intelligence platform. Digimarc was recognized for its innovation leadership and achieving the highest Tech Score and number of patent grants.

"This is great recognition for the innovative work of our engineers and validates the growing importance of our patent assets to the evolution of society and its reliance on computer technology," said Bruce Davis, Chairman and CEO, Digimarc.

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.

About MDB Capital Group

MDB Capital Group, LLC is an institutional research and investment banking firm focusing exclusively on small and micro-cap companies possessing market changing, disruptive intellectual property. For more information on MDB Capital Group, visit: www.mdb.com

About PatentVest

PatentVest® is a proprietary intellectual property (IP) business intelligence platform developed by MDB Capital Group. PatentVest quantifies the appropriate valuation of IP and enables the emergence of IP as an investible asset class. For more information on PatentVest please visit: www.patentvest.com

Disclaimer

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. MDB Capital Group, LLC expects to receive or intends to seek compensation for investment banking or other business relationships with the covered companies mentioned in this press release. For important disclosure information regarding the covered companies in this press release, please contact: The Director of Research at (310) 526-5000 or write to: MDB Capital Group, LLC, Attention: Director of Research, 401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1020, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Company Contacts

Michael McConnell
Chief Financial Officer
+1 503 469 4652
mmcconnell@digimarc.com

Scott Liolios or Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.
Investor Relations for Digimarc
+1 949 574 3860
info@liolios.com

Bright Lights Press Contact:
Wendy Prabhu
1.512.215.4452
mdb@mercomcapital.com