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.
Samsung unveiled the world’s first 3D Cinema LED screen this week at the Integrated Systems Europe trade show in Amsterdam.
In response to the patent infringement lawsuit filed by RealD against it Volfoni today issued the following official statement on innovation to the cinema industry:
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.
Dolby, Paramount Pictures, and AMC Theatres today announced that Titanic, winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, will return to select theaters nationwide December 1 for an exclusive one-week engagement in Dolby Cinema at AMC.
Volfoni Limited launched an upgrade program designed to provide a path from legacy 3D cinema hardware systems from other manufacturers to the latest-generation 3D cinema hardware systems from Volfoni. The manufacturers included in the program are MasterImage, Dolby and XpanD. The program recognizes the past investments that customers have made, and provides incentives to let them easily and affordably replace outdated 3D systems.
Volfoni has announced that technology industry veteran Allen Schoonmaker has joined the company in the newly created role of chief marketing officer.
Grand Cinemas, the leading cinema chain in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait, is installing Volfoni 3D systems for its roll out of more than 40 screens. Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology will be deployed in a new multiplex to be opened this month in ABC Mall in Verdun, Lebanon. In line with its strategy of expanding vertically and horizontally in the region, Grand Cinemas counts today over 81 screens, with additional new screens currently under development.
Michael Jackson's long-rumored Thriller 3D will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017 August 30 to September 9 in Venice, Italy. The Michael Jackson estate made the announcement today.
Stopping short of calling them inaccurate, Christie is downplaying widespread reports that the sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar will be released in a glasses-free 3D format. A spokesman said the speculation of a single blogger started the rumor and labeled it “theorizing.”