The battle over life-like hologram technology continues with Pulse and the company’s owner John Textor. According to TVMix, a flashy lawsuit contains the claim that Textor was connected to the division of Digital Doman that produced the amazing Tupac Shakur hologram that debuted at 2012′s Coachella music festival.
Hologram USA owner and CEO Alki David discussed the lawsuit with TVMix. “It’s laughable, really,” he told the website. “He says his team created the effects in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’–they had nothing to do with it. He’s stealing credit for the hard work of the effects wizards at Digital Domain–the very people he sent off to unemployment when he ran the business into the ground. Not a single person employed at Pulse including Textor are credited for any of the Digital Domain work on ‘Benjamin Button.’” David said his legal team is preparing a response to the lawsuit and Textor’s comments.
Textor’s lawsuit comes after Hologram USA decided to protect its license to the patent that created the Michael Jackson hologram that premiered at the Billboard Music Awards in May. The suit is based on the idea that since Hologram USA’s lawsuit uses the commonly accepted term “hologram” rather than the term “2D projection through dark backgrounds,” it somehow invalidates patent law.