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Beijing, China—May 18, 2015

MasterImage 3D Successfully Invalidates RealD’s Chinese Utility Model Patent

Continues Aggressive Rollout of HORIZON3D throughout China and the Rest of the World
MasterImage 3D, worldwide leader in 3D display technologies for digital cinema, successfully invalidated RealD’s Chinese utility model patent by filing an appeal before the Chinese Patent Re-examination Board (PRB). The Chinese PRB agreed with MasterImage 3D’s claim that RealD’s patent lacked inventiveness and failed to meet the requirements for patent protection. As a result, MasterImage 3D will continue to sell its high-brightness HORIZON3D product line in China.
 
In October 2014, MasterImage 3D appealed the grant of RealD’s utility model patent CN 203433207U for 3D beam-splitting, polarization technologies. In its appeal, MasterImage 3D documented the lack of novelty and inventiveness of RealD’s patent being brandished by RealD in an effort to block other 3D technologies from the Chinese market. On May 7, 2015, the Chinese PRB declared that RealD’s Chinese patent is invalid as a whole.
 
It is the second victory of MasterImage 3D after successfully invalidating RealD’s utility model patent in Russia. In March 27, 2015, the Russian Patent Office also sided with MasterImage 3D and invalidated RealD’s utility model patent in Russia.
 
With this victory in the Chinese PRB, RealD’s effort to keep the HORIZON3D out of a competitive Chinese marketplace has been denied. MasterImage 3D will continue to sell its HORIZON3D high-brightness, triple-beam product line in China and throughout the rest of the world.
 
"Chinese moviegoers demonstrate an impressive enthusiasm for blockbuster, immersive 3D cinema," said Younghoon Lee, Chairman and CEO of MasterImage 3D. "Our HORIZON3D system allows the Chinese market to show the world’s best 3D movies in the most visually stunning, premium quality 3D. This is a commitment that MasterImage 3D cherishes and plans to continue for years to come."
About MasterImage 3D, Inc.: MasterImage 3D, Inc Leader in optical 3D display solutions for cinema and mobile devices. Over 8,000 3D cinema systems in over 1,000 countries. Brightest, sharpest 3D experience with compelling ownership pricing model. Invented, patented and mass-produced leading technology for auto-stereoscopic display. Privately held; headquartered in Los Angeles. Offices in the UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Brazil. MasterImage 3D, Inc. Directory page
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