Disney Asks Judge To Freeze 3-D Patent Bankruptcy Sale

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2013, 9:25 PM EST) -- Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions asked a judge in Delaware federal court Wednesday to halt Digital Domain Media Group Inc.’s planned sale of 3-D film technology patents as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, claiming the sale would restrict its rights to use the technology.

The entertainment behemoth said in an emergency motion that it needs time to appeal a December bankruptcy court ruling authorizing special effects company DDMG to sell patents on the transformation of 2-D film images into 3-D ones. DDMG wants to auction...
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