Vancouver, BC - Oct 6, 2008 - The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the Destiny Media Technologies Digital Media Distribution Method and System patent application (USPTO Publication No. 20020146122). Destiny's digital distribution claims are also protected internationally by its PCT application published on Sept. 7, 2001 (WIPO Publication No. WO 01/65796) under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). When granted, the U.S patent will have a foreign priority date of March 3, 2000. It is expected that the final patent will be issued about February 2009.
Destiny has also filed for a second patent for its watermarking technology, Methods For Watermarking Media Data (USPTO Publication No. 20080098022). This second patent application was published in April 2008 and is currently in front of a USPTO examiner for consideration. These two technologies provide the core security for the Play MPE system, which is used to securely distribute songs, music videos, radio shows, digital promos. and other content.