RealD Buys MasterImage Assets After Suing Company

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RealD has acquired the remaining assets of MasterImage, the technology company is successfully sued for patent infringement.

The 3D manufacturer acquired all of MasterImage’s intellectual property, technology, inventory, and accounts receivable. MasterImage suffered a series of legal setbacks culminating in a ban on imports of MasterImage’s 3D movie projection systems by the International Trade Commission.

“RealD remains committed to visual technology innovation and to protecting our intellectual property around the world,” RealD founder and CEO Michael V. Lewis said in a statement.

RealD is the largest purveyors of 3D systems in the world, responsible for more than 29,000 screens in 72 countries. The company did not provide any financial information related to the transaction.

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  1. Insider says:

    What a load of bullcrap. @BrentALang

    Only in the USA the patent was up held as RealD has power there. All other regions they lost and that’s why they moved to buy Master Image before they could start working them out of the market.

    The actual story is that Master Image has a far more superior quality system line than RealD had and they bought the company to take them out of the market and to acquire their technology. Don’t gobble up the RealD press story, they’re the Trumps of cinema business.


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