Action taken to secure intellectual property following receipt of
TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - 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
No. 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
"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.
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could cause such statements to differ materially from actual future events or
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