Arri has reached a settlement in its patents dispute with RotoLight. The companies issued a joint public statement regarding the issue.
That statement reads as follows: "Arri has agreed to a settlement with Rotolight, relating to Rotolight’s cinematic special effects CineSFX patentportfolio in the US, UK, and Europe. Arri no longer contests the validity of Rotolight’s patents and has withdrawn its Inter Partes Review in the US accordingly. Simultaneously, Rotolight has withdrawn its US District patent court action against Arri. All Arri products will continue to be offered as always. Arri and Rotolight respect rach other’s intellectual property and value fair competition.”
Rod Aaron Gammons, CEO of Rotolight added, “Rotolight invests millions each year into research and development in order to bring its customers the latest in lighting technology and innovation. However, such investments can only be made with the knowledge that those investments and the intellectual property, which underpins them will be respected. We are therefore pleased to have reached a settlement with Arri and shall continue to take all steps necessary to protect our intellectual property from ongoing infringement. In so doing, this will allow us to continue to invest in bringing industry-first innovations to market. Any other infringing companies should now proactively approach Rotolight directly to secure a licensing agreement on reasonable commercial terms.”