Imax Sues Cinemark Over Rival Theater System

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 5:42 PM EST) -- In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Imax Corp. accuses movie theater operator Cinemark USA Inc. of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets for rolling out its own version of the Imax “surround” theater experience.

The complaint, filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, comes just a week after Cinemark filed a declaratory judgment suit in a federal court in Texas that sought to invalidate two of Imax's patents.

The relationship between Imax and Cinemark dates back over a decade, according to...
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