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| Mar 19, 2012

The Patent Board Ranks IBM as #1 Innovator in its Information Technology Industry Scorecard; Digimarc Ranks 3rd

by Mar 19, 2012

Beaverton, Ore — March 19, 2012 — The Patent Board's Patent Scorecard, published in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) online edition, ranked Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) third among its Top 50 Innovative Companies in Information Technology. 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 was #1 in Industry Impact™ among the top 50 in Information Technology. According to The Patent Board, Industry Impact™ indicates the extent to which others are building upon a portfolio of issued US utility patents as compared to the total set of utility patents in the industry.

Bruce Davis, Chairman and CEO, Digimarc, commented: "This ranking is consistent with our view that the enabling infrastructure of a change in the general computing paradigm to a more pervasive intuitive computing interface is unfolding at a rapid pace, most obviously in smartphones and other mobile devices. Networks will become more efficient and search less reliant on key words as computer technology better enables sensor-laden digital devices to see and hear as humans do. We believe that Digimarc's signal processing innovations will play an important role in this major step in the evolution of the industry."

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

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