In a final determination issued yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission declared that MasterImage Horizon 3D systems infringe on RealD’s patents and barred MasterImage systems from entering or being sold in the United States.
RealD filed an ITC complaint contending that the Horizon 3D cinema systems infringe RealD patents covering their optical architecture and polarization control technologies in 2014.
RealD CEO and founder Michael Lewis, said in a 2014 statement that “RealD has invested heavily in research & development” and “as a result, we place great value on our intellectual property.”
RealD is the 3D market leader with the most widely-adopted 3D projection technology in the industry. 28,000 theaters worldwide are equipped with RealD technology.
“Patents on our 3D cinema systems have been issued and validated in jurisdictions worldwide, and we are pleased that the USITC has similarly affirmed the strength of our patents,” Vivian Yang, RealD’s chief adminstrative officer and Neil Mothew, VP of intellectual property and legal affairs, said in a joint statement.
Pictured: Michael Lewis with RealD polarized glasses