Action taken to secure intellectual property following receipt of U.S. patent
TORONTO – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, has filed a claim for patent infringement in United States Federal District Court in Wisconsin requesting that the court issue an injunction against Destiny Media Technologies Inc. (OTC:DSNY) as well as Destiny Software Productions, Inc., and MPE Distribution, Inc. to cease the use of their system in the United States. In addition, the claim requests the payment of unspecified damages for patent infringement and other costs to be determined at trial.
YANGAROO is filing the claim following the granting of its United States patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 5, 2009. Patent #7,529,712, titled “Content Distribution System and Method”, covers a method of distributing digital content, such as music and advertising, to selected individuals over a network, including the Internet.
YANGAROO’S Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is available to the North American record, radio and advertising industries. It allows the uploading content provider to select the individuals who are entitled to access the content and set release conditions. Once the identities of the selected individuals have been verified at login, they are provided with access to the uploaded content if the release conditions are met. This system now has U.S. and Canadian patent protection for all of these essential features.
“We are proud that the U.S. Patent Office has confirmed our system as novel, and we will protect our intellectual property by the legal means available to us,” said John Heaven, CEO of YANGAROO. “We have engaged Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, a leader in the field of intellectual property law, to represent our interests in this matter.”
About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP:
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group is ranked among the most prestigious firms in the country. According to the July 2008 edition of IP Law & Business, Michael Best ranks 22nd in the nation for patent litigation in terms of the number of District Court cases filed in 2007, and 24th in the nation for the number of cases in which the firm represented the defendants that same year.
YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music and advertising industries. DMDS is a web-based delivery system that pioneers secure digital file distribution by incorporating biometrics, high-value encryption and watermarking. DMDS replaces the physical distribution of musical recordings and advertising to radio, media, retailers and other authorized recipients with more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality media via the Internet.
YANGAROO’s DMDS has made over six million deliveries of over 21,000 songs from more than 600 record labels to destinations which include radio stations representing over 35 U.S. broadcast chains. U.S. record labels made over 2 million deliveries of songs via DMDS in 2008. DMDS is the only system that can digitally deliver music across the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and London, U.K. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB:YOOIF. For further information, please contact John Heaven at 905-763-3553 or visit www.yangaroo.com.