Japanese Patent Office Rules RealD Patent Valid

October 23, 2015 1:35 PM EDT

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In another decisive legal victory for RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), the Japanese Patent Office's Patent Reexamination Board ruled RealD's patent valid.

A challenge had been filed by MasterImage against one of RealD's Japanese patents protecting its award-winning XL light doubling technology.  Following a trial, the Board upheld the validity of every claim in the patent. 

The ruling is the latest victory upholding and affirming RealD patents around the world, and follow six similar wins -- five in the United States and one in Australia. 

The patent challenged in Japan, JP5635773, is a member of a patent family that RealD has asserted against MasterImage in a proceeding pending before the US International Trade Commission.  To date, MasterImage has failed to invalidate a single claim of a RealD invention patent. 

RealD has a significant patent wall surrounding its light-doubling XL Cinema System with IP filings dating back to 2006 covering architecture and other aspects of the inventive technology. RealD's patents have been consistently affirmed in both examination and re-examination proceedings around the world.

Further information concerning RealD patents can be found at

About RealD Inc.RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies. RealD is the world's most widely used 3D technology and our extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications and products that enable a premium viewing experience in the theatre, the home and elsewhere.

RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at

Media Contact:Steve Elzer (Elzer & Associates on behalf of RealD)213-607-3591[email protected]

Investor Contact:Andrew Greenebaum/ Laura Bainbridge (Addo Communications for RealD)310-829-5400[email protected]

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on RealD management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. RealD's annual and quarterly reports include a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in forward-looking statements. RealD undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information contained in this press release, or any forward-looking statements, to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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