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Rotolight’s Patented Technologies Earn New Licencing Agreement with Rosco

- 1 year ago

LED lighting innovator, Rotolight, is enjoying further success with other lighting brands recognising the gravity of the recent agreement between the British brand’s registered patents and their requirement to licence the technologies in their respective territories for their product ranges. This new Rosco & DMG Lumiere licensing agreement follows the settlement and licensing agreement that was agreed with ARRI ® earlier this year [see HERE] which saw ARRI® agree to a settlement with Rotolight, relating to Rotolight’s cinematic special effects ‘CineSFX®’ patent portfolio in the US, UK, and Europe.

Please find an official joint statement from ROSCO LABORATORIES, INC® and Rotolight® as shared by Rotolight yesterday below:

ROSCO LABORATORIES, INC® has agreed to an IP licensing agreement with Rotolight®, relating to Rotolight’s cinematic special effects “CineSFX®” patent portfolio in the US, UK, and Europe. ROSCO acknowledges the validity of Rotolight’s patents and is pleased to join Rotolight’s licensing programme. ROSCO and Rotolight acknowledge and respect each other’s intellectual property and value fair competition.

Rotolight CEO Rod Aaron Gammons said: “We are very pleased to welcome Rosco to our CineSFX® licensing programme and appreciate their proactivity and professionalism in approaching us for a license for use within their DMG Lighting products. Rotolight continues to invest millions each year into research and development in order to bring industry-first innovations to market, that saves filmmakers time and money on set. Any other infringing companies should now proactively approach Rotolight directly, to secure a licensing agreement on reasonable commercial terms.”

Rotolight has additionally also agreed to become part of ROSCO Laboratories licensing programme, and is pleased to announce that it will be adding True Rosco Color™ library of digital gels to its NEO 3, AEOS 2, and Titan series lights in a Q2 firmware update for its customers.

Mark Engel, CEO Rosco said: “Rosco is a leading manufacturer with a rich a history of innovation, product development, and respect of intellectual property and we are therefore pleased to have officially joined Rotolight’s CineSFX® licensing programme. Our history includes over 100 years of developing solutions for creative professionals.  The True Rosco Color™ library contains our gel colours, names, and numbers which have been technically validated and trademarked by Rosco. Customers around the world know and trust Rosco for its color quality and associated name and numbering system.  We appreciate Rotolight joining other manufacturers in our license program by adding True Rosco Color™ digital gels to its product line up in Q2 2023”.

End of joint statement.

Rotolight AEOS 2 PRO Edition
The Rotolight AEOS 2 PRO Edition has a host of tantalising tech for creatives.

Rotolight, products. which are manufactured in the UK, have pioneered numerous industry-first patented technologies, including the world’s first electronic diffusion technology and the first suite of user-customisable cinematic lighting effects, CineSFX. Rotolight has sold over 140,000 products in over 41 countries and has developed a considerable patent portfolio containing over 42 patents. The Rotolight CineSFX and Magic Eye patent family contains 18 granted patents originating back to 2011, relating to user-customisable special effects, which have been thoroughly examined and granted by respective patent offices in the US, UK, Germany, and Europe.

Rotolight’s award-winning products have been used by leading filmmakers around the globe, including recent use on feature films by Netflix, Amazon Studios, and SKY, as well as by leading broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV. Its customers also include Microsoft, EA Sports, and Formula 1. Furthermore, Rotolight’s patents have been cited as state-of-the-art in recent patent filings by Apple, Panasonic, and Signify [Philips] among several others.

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