RealD Files Patent Lawsuits Against MasterImage 3D and Volfoni Over RealD
Cinema System Intellectual Property Rights
LOS ANGELES -- March 26, 2014
Global 3D and visual technology licensor RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) filed separate
patent lawsuits today in the United States District Court for the Central
District of California against MasterImage 3D for their MI-Horizon3D products,
and Volfoni for their SmartCrystal Diamond product. These lawsuits contend
that MasterImage3D and Volfoni are infringing on RealD XL Cinema System
intellectual property rights with their respective products.
“Over the years, RealD has invested heavily in research & development to
ensure a premium visual experience for our customers, partners and consumers
around the world. As a result, we place great value on our intellectual
property,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD.
“RealD has a significant patent position around its XL Cinema System
technology in many countries, including the United States, Europe, China,
Japan, S. Korea, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico and Russia, and we
will vigorously enforce intellectual property rights for all of our products.
We believe MasterImage3D and Volfoni are infringing RealD’s patents and copy
the optical design of the XL Cinema System product line,” added Neil G.J.
Mothew, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs.
With intellectual property dating back to 2006, the RealD XL Cinema System was
introduced in 2008 and today is the world’s most widely used 3D cinema
projection technology with more than 15,000 units installed around the world.
The XL Cinema System delivers twice the light efficiency of any other 3D
cinema projection technology, and as a result, it provides a superior
projected 3D image at a lower operating cost.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies.
RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that
enable a premium viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere.
RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show
3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD
Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer
electronics manufacturers, content producers and distributors to enable the
delivery and viewing of 3D and other premium content on a variety of visual
displays and devices.
RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California;
Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China;
Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information,
please visit our website at www.reald.com.
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