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Security company Digimarc gets $1 million to push state driver's licenses with "covert watermarks."
Digimarc, which specializes in the authentication of digital or analog documents, says it has filed its third patent-infringement lawsuit against Verance, a developer of digital audio watermarking technology. A digital watermark places a unique bit of code into a sound or image file to make the file difficult to copy or play without permission from copyright holders. Digimarc said it filed its suit in the U.S. District Court of Oregon, alleging infringement of its patent for embedding a digital watermark into audio or video content. In March 2000, Digimarc filed its first lawsuit against Verance over three patents, followed by another lawsuit in September that involved another patent. Tualatin, Ore.-based Digimarc said it has 28 issued patents and at least 240 U.S. patents pending. Of the pending patents, Digimarc said, 10 have been approved by the U.S. Patent Office and are awaiting issuance within the next few months.
Digimarc, which specializes in the authentication of digital or analog documents, said it has received its 25th patent, which covers techniques for embedding digital watermarks into video and audio content. Such watermarking technology places a unique bit of digital code into a file that is theoretically difficult to remove without damaging the quality of the sound or image. In May, Tualatin, Ore.-based Digimarc received approval from the U.S. Patent Office on 28 claims related to audio watermarking. Approval of the patent shortly followed an announcement by Digimarc and other major consumer electronic companies--including Hitachi, Macrovision, NEC, Philips Electronics, Pioneer and Sony--that they are forming the Video Watermarking Group, a coalition to give film studios means to distribute content online without the fear of potential copyright pirates.
The company receives approval from the U.S. Patent Office on 28 claims related to audio watermarking.
Digital watermark developer Verance says it has secured $13 million in its latest round of funding. The company said leading investors included Constellation Ventures, an affiliate of Bear Stearns Asset Management, and MMC Capital, a subsidiary of MMC. Verance said that to date its total financing exceeds $40 million. The company will use the additional funds to enhance its products and services. In November, San Diego-based Verance filed a lawsuit in federal court charging its rival Digimarc with violating antitrust and unfair competition laws. Among other things, the suit alleges that Digimarc illegally submitted Verance's digital watermarking technology to a standards group.
A legal dispute between Verance and Digimarc could complicate efforts to set a standard for DVD copy-protection.
The postage giant is teaming with Digimarc to create ways to embed digital watermarks on envelopes, a move that looks to bridge regular mail with the Internet.
The electronics maker invests in digital watermark company Digimarc, staking a claim to an emerging technology that links the Web with print media.