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EPO Upholds One of RealD’s Patents in Volfoni Fight

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:38 -- Nick Dager

RealD announced today that the European Patent Office’s Opposition Division has upheld the validity of one of the company’s key patents for light-doubling 3D cinema projection systems. Volfoni and MasterImage had both challenged the EPO’s grant of RealD’s European patent, which covers optical architectures in light-doubling 3D cinema systems.

CinemaNext, Ezcaray International Expand Seating Distribution Agreement

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:49 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext has signed a distribution deal with Spanish seating supplier Ezcaray International recognizing CinemaNext as an official distributor in 17 European countries as well as in the US, Russia, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Morocco. CinemaNext is currently the exclusive reseller of Ezcaray’s full range of seating products for cinema in Germany.

Two German Exhibitors Install Sony Laser Projectors in Time for Star Wars

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:54 -- Nick Dager

Germany’s Cinecitta’ Nuremberg, one of Europe’s largest and most technically advanced multiplexes, has purchased two Sony Digital Cinema SRX-R815DS 4K laser dual projection systems. Meanwhile, CineSpace also purchased a SRX-R815DS system for the 25-meter screen at its luxurious Waterfront complex in Bremen. The auditorium also features Dolby Atmos sound.

RealD Accuses Volfoni, CinemaNext of Patent Infringement in Germany

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:16 -- Nick Dager

RealD today filed a complaint with the District Court (Landgericht) in Düsseldorf, alleging that Volfoni SAS, Volfoni GmbH and CinemaNext Deutschland have infringed three of RealD’s European patents by the importation, sale, or offer for sale of the Volfoni SmartCrystal Diamond cinema systems in Germany. In the complaint, RealD requests an injunction banning the sale of the infringing devices and seeks financial damages.

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