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.
The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society honored nineteen companies and organizations today for “Advancing the Entertainment Industry through Technology,” during the Society’s 5th Annual Entertainment Technology and New Product Awards ceremony held at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.
MasterImage 3D was honored with the Society’s Lumiere statuette for its high-brightness HORIZON3D digital cinema system. The HORIZON3D is the lastest in MasterImage 3D’s line of premium cinema systems. This innovative three-beam light-recycling system achieves industry-leading brightness and color fidelity as the first system to reach light-effficiency levels of 33%.
Files Appeal Over Blatant Lack of Inventiveness; Committed to Rollout of HORIZON3D High-Brightness System
SAINT PETERSURG, RUSSIA — (September 22, 2014) — MasterImage 3D, a worldwide leader in 3D display technologies for digital cinema,...
Files Invalidation Over Blatant Lack of Inventiveness; Vows to Stand With Customers Against RealD’s Unfair Threats
BEIJING, CHINA — (September 2, 2014) — MasterImage 3D, a worldwide leader in 3D display technologies for digital cinema, took action to challenge the validity of RealD’s utility model (UM) patent in China, filing an invalidation before the State Intellectual Property Office on August 22, 2014. MasterImage 3D specifically argues that RealD’s utility model patent blatantly lacks novelty over MasterImage 3D’s earlier filed patent applications and over RealD’s older patents disclosed several years prior in the United States.
MasterImage 3D concluded that RealD’s utility model patent filed in China is not valid and lacks inventiveness. This UM application was only successfully granted, because Chinese UM patents lack substantive examination.
MasterImage 3D asserted that it will stand with customers in all cases, as RealD has taken varying actions to threaten customers and competitors around the world. If RealD continues unsupported threats against MasterImage 3D customers, MasterImage 3D will take any action necessary to stop them. MasterImage 3D is also evaluating their own legal remedies to counter RealD’s misuse of the UM patent.
Megabox Deploys High-Brightness MI-HORIZON3D Cinema System to Provide Premium 3D Experiences
MI-HORIZON3D Reaches 33% Light Efficiency for Premium 3D Experience
CINEEUROPE, BARCELONA, SPAIN — (June 16, 2014) — MasterImage 3D, Inc., a provider of pioneering 3D solutions for theatres, announced today their brightest 3D system...
We're pleased to be demonstrating our new 33% light efficiency MI-HORIZON3D cinema system at CineEurope. Our new MI-HORIZON3D system delivers a truly premium 3D experience, with higher light efficiency, more vivid colors, and better picture...
Patented Technology Behind New MI-HORIZON3D Digital Cinema System
LOS ANGELES, CA — (April 22, 2014) — MasterImage 3D, provider of pioneering 3D solutions for theaters and mobile devices, today announced the approval by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) of its key patents 10-1387096 and 10-1387097. Worldwide patent applications are in progress.
The patented, ground-breaking technology enables high-brightness 3D image projection in cinemas using a three-beam optical system. In order to improve sharpness and clarity of 3D imagery on-screen, the three-way beam technology provides best-in-class alignment between pass-through and reflected images, which is superior to processes used by existing two-beam solutions. Incorporating a novel precision polarized beam-splitter (PBS), the MasterImage 3D method efficiently achieves higher performance of polarization and support for throw-ratios as low as 0.8, the lowest in the industry. The MasterImage 3D method improves brightness efficiency; moreover, by eliminating the magnification lens found in competitive products, it also enhances the ease of installation and operation.
Select MI-HORIZON3D, High-Brightness Cinema System, to Provide Premium 3D Experiences
CINEMACON, LAS VEGAS & LOS ANGELES, CA — (March 24, 2014) – MasterImage3D, Inc., a provider of pioneering 3D solutions for theatres, announced today a partnership with Cinemaxx, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lippo Group, to provide 3D cinema systems to support Cinemaxx’s rollout of cineplexes across Indonesia.
Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group is a leading property developer with significant investment in retailing, media, hospitality, financial services, energy, IT, healthcare and education. Cinemaxx, the latest addition to Lippo Group’s entertainment business, has plans to expand the film exhibition industry in Indonesia by opening over 1,000 new screens over the next five years with 3D as a prominent component of that experience. Cinemaxx will install its first MasterImage 3D systems in June 2014.