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
technoogy 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
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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