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Original article is from THR. Link here.

Complaint file : http://www.scribd.com/doc/230460076/Complaint-Pulse

The latest move is a $10 million lawsuit against Alki David, following his attempt to nix the King of Pop's return at the Billboard Music Awards.

It's now been a month since a Michael Jackson recreation at the Billboard Music Awards earned heavy buzz. In the days leading up to the spectacle, Hologram USA, owned by firebrand entrepreneur Alki David, attempted to stop it by claiming it infringed patented hologram technology that he had exclusively licensed. The Billboard Awards performance was allowed to happen, but the dispute is hardly over.

On Thursday, a new $10 million lawsuit was filed by Pulse Evolution, whose animators and technicians spent many months preparing the Billboard Awards show. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Pulse is attacking David as a "charlatan who had no involvement whatsoever in the development of the Michael Jackson animation." 

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Complaint file : http://www.scribd.com/doc/214434044/Hologram

the two patents mentioned

http://www.google.com/patents/US5865519

http://www.google.com/patents/US7883212

 

Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.

Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what might be next in concert possibilities. Now, the technology that created the spectacle has landed in the hands of a noteworthy billionaire -- Alki David, the eccentric one who attempted to transform the television business with streaming technology before Aereo stole his thunder and TV broadcasters unleashed their legal guns on him.

Now, David finds himself on the flip side of the intellectual property coin. His FilmOn as well as hologram-maker Musion are the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed on Monday against Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts for allegedly infringing patents to create a hologram used in the final scene of Michael Jackson: One, the resident acrobatic production at Mandaley Bay Theatre in Las Vegas.

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