Toronto – Yangaroo Inc. , the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, is pleased to announce that it has been granted United States patent #7,529,712 titled “Content Distribution System and Method” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent will be in effect until 2026.
The U.S. patent for “Content Distribution System and Method” covers a method of distributing digital content, such as music and advertising, to selected individuals over the Internet, in which the uploading content provider selects the individuals that are entitled to access the content and sets release conditions, such as a time and date. Once the identities of the selected individuals have been verified at login, they are provided with access to the uploaded content if those release conditions are met.
YANGAROO’S Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is the only such system available to the North American record, radio and advertising industries that has U.S. and Canadian patent protection for all of these essential features.
“This grant of our second U.S. patent underscores YANGAROO’s status as the founding inventor in its sector and adds substantial value to the company,” said John Heaven, President and CEO of YANGAROO. “Our focus on leading through innovation continues to bring the best and most advanced solutions available to our customers. As a result of our program of actively protecting our technology, both the U.S. and Canadian patent offices have recognized our inventions as patents. We will continue to be vigilant in protecting these valuable intellectual property rights.”
This U.S. patent complements YANGAROO’s Canadian patent number 2,407,774 of the same title that was granted in 2005, together providing a North America-wide safeguard for the company’s intellectual property. These “Content Distribution System and Method” patents augment YANGAROO’S intellectual property portfolio, which includes U.S. patent number 7,003,670 titled “Biometric Rights Management System,” which is also pending in Canada as patent application number 2,349,797, and pending U.S. patent application number 11/854,289 titled “Media File Distribution System and Method.”