Selects HORIZON3D, High-Brightness Cinema System, to Provide Premium 3D Experiences
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – (June 24, 2015) – MasterImage 3D, innovator of cinematic solutions, announced today a partnership with Tashir Group’s Cinema Star theater chain to provide 3D cinema systems in support of their efforts to bring premium movie-going experiences across Russia. Tashir Group is a prominent conglomerate run by Samvel Karapetyan with investments in commercial real estate, hotels, infrastructure, cable networks and other businesses. Starting in March 2015, the Tashir Group began ambitious plans to expand the high-end multiplex industry in Russia by opening over 125 new screens through the next 10 years with 3D a large component of that experience.
Continues Aggressive Rollout of HORIZON3D throughout China and the Rest of the World
MasterImage 3D, worldwide leader in 3D display technologies for digital cinema, successfully invalidated RealD’s Chinese utility model patent by filing an appeal before the Chinese Patent Reexamination Board (PRB). The Chinese PRB agreed with MasterImage 3D’s claim that RealD’s patent lacked inventiveness and failed to meet the requirements for patent protection. As a result, MasterImage 3D will continue to sell its high-brightness HORIZON3D product line in China.
Last week at Show de Inverno in Brazil, MasterImage 3D sponsored a morning panel to discuss the 3D trends that influence the market for studios, exhibition and suppliers. The Brazilian market currently has tremendous enthusiasm for 3D, and an educational seminar featuring key members from the trade press, studios, exhibitors, and leading suppliers resulted in a rewarding discussion.
MasterImage 3D Successfully Invalidates RealD’s Russian Utility Model Patent
Continues Aggressive Rollout of HORIZON3D in Russia and around the world
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – (April 14, 2015) – MasterImage 3D, worldwide leader in 3D display technologies for digital cinema, successfully invalidated RealD’s Russian utility model patent by filing an appeal before the Russian Patent Office. The Russian Patent Office agreed with MasterImage 3D’s claim that RealD’s patent lacked novelty and failed to meet the requirements for patent protection. As a result, MasterImage 3D will continue to sell its high-brightness HORIZON3D product line in Russia.
Empire Cinemas Extends Partnership with MasterImage 3D as Provider of Premium 3D Solutions for all Theatres
New Installs Include Famous Empire Leicester Square and New Walthamstow Multiplex
CITY OF WESTMINSTER, LONDON – (January 15, 2015) – Empire Cinemas announced an extended partnership with MasterImage 3D in a commitment to have more light on screen for 3D movies across their most premium venues. MasterImage 3D’s diverse line of 3D systems enables Empire to satisfy varying 3D requirements when outfitting their flagship Empire Leicester Square and the new Walthamstow multiplex. This continued partnership allows Empire to standardize on MasterImage 3D recyclable eyewear across all of their theatres.
MasterImage 3D Challenges RealD’s Intellectual Property Portfolio in the United States; Asserts Patents Replicate Pre-Existing Techniques
MasterImage 3D, a worldwide leader in 3D display technologies for digital cinema, challenged the validity of four of RealD’s 3D polarization patents by filing five petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. MasterImage 3D asserts that RealD’s patents claim to have invented techniques that have been well-known for decades and should never have been granted.
MasterImage 3D pursued the IPR as a faster legal resolution than the patent lawsuit filed by RealD against MasterImage 3D. In the opinion of MasterImage 3D, RealD’s improper patent protection stalls competition in the 3D business. A correction would encourage innovation in 3D technology to the benefit of both moviegoers and the exhibition industry.