14th January 2021: Mo-Sys™, a leader in virtual and remote production solutions, and stYpe (www.stype.tv) a leader in virtual and camera tracking solutions, today announced that, after a costly two-year legal litigation concerning Mo-Sys’ StarTracker patent relating to camera tracking technology and stYpe’s patent application relating to RedSpy tracking technology, the matter has been resolved with a court-approved financial and cross-licensing settlement on terms acceptable to both parties. Both companies will be able to exploit key elements of each other’s Intellectual Property going forwards.
Both companies’ Intellectual Property rights remain fully in force in various territories in Europe, and there are equivalent patents or applications in the USA, India and Hong Kong.
Camera tracking is a key component for all types of virtual production, including virtual studios, augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR). StarTracker is Mo-Sys’ 6-axis optical camera tracking technology, and RedSpy is stYpe’s 6-axis camera tracking technology. Both products use similar retro-reflective markers to calculate 6-axis camera movements.
The settlement contains provisions that both companies will periodically evaluate whether to pursue other companies that they consider are in breach of their camera tracking patents and respond to any infringement attempts by third parties with vigorous legal action.
The dispute between MoSys and stYpe is now resolved and each party will continue to sell their respective tracking systems as normal.