Yangaroo – Destiny Media showdown looming

Looks like the battle between Toronto’s Yangaroo and Vancouver’s Destiny Media is far from over. Today Yangaroo announced that it has received allowance of its United States Patent Application #10/431,854 titled “Content Distribution System and Method” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

“The allowance of this patent confirms YANGAROO as the foremost innovator in its field,” said John Heaven, President and CEO of YANGAROO. “The formal Letters Patent grant is expected to follow shortly. This patent will provide us with another significant competitive advantage and will add substantial value to our company. The music and advertising industries understand and respect the value of intellectual property and we will continue to lead our sector through innovation and invention. We will maintain our focus on expanding our patent portfolio and plan to vigorously defend our intellectual property rights.”

In October Destiny Media announced that it received a “Notice of Allowance” from the USPTO for their digital music distribution patents and Yangaroo reacted swiftly with a press release claiming that it would not impact their pending patents or infringement and defamation claims against Destiny. Looks like they were right. Stay tuned to see how Destiny Media reacts.

Either way, it’s great to see Canadian companies lead the way in the digital delivery service space.