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Disney accused of IP infringement over MyMagic+ system
POSTED 22 Feb 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney is the recipient of a second IP infringement suit as a result of the technology used in its very successful MyMagic+ magic band system, with the entertainment giant being taken to federal court over tracking functions used within the device.

US company Positiontech alleges that the MyMagic+ system uses two infringing patents secured by the company in 2005 and 2006. These patents cover positional information used by Disney to track the movement of visitors in the park, which Positiontech says infringes on their positional information management system that records transactions of users, such as time and location.

The suit, being taken to federal court in Texas, specifically points towards Disney’s FastPass feature, which lets customers reserve a time to go on a specific ride without spending a long time waiting in line. The suit says that Disney’s tracking system, which uses radio frequency identification technology (RFID) chips is the same as the positional information the patent Positiontech secured covers.

Disney was also hit with another suit surrounding MyMagic+ last year, when InCom Corp accused the operator of infringing on three patents surrounding attendance monitoring and purchase history within the system. Disney has attempted to dismiss the suit, but InCom argues that the company was aware it was infringing on the copyrights.

Both Disney and Postiontech have declined to comment on the suit. The case is ongoing, with a complaint, case filing and corporate disclosure statement filed on 19 February.
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Disney accused of IP infringement over MyMagic+ system
POSTED 22 Feb 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney is the recipient of a second IP infringement suit as a result of the technology used in its very successful MyMagic+ magic band system, with the entertainment giant being taken to federal court over tracking functions used within the device.

US company Positiontech alleges that the MyMagic+ system uses two infringing patents secured by the company in 2005 and 2006. These patents cover positional information used by Disney to track the movement of visitors in the park, which Positiontech says infringes on their positional information management system that records transactions of users, such as time and location.

The suit, being taken to federal court in Texas, specifically points towards Disney’s FastPass feature, which lets customers reserve a time to go on a specific ride without spending a long time waiting in line. The suit says that Disney’s tracking system, which uses radio frequency identification technology (RFID) chips is the same as the positional information the patent Positiontech secured covers.

Disney was also hit with another suit surrounding MyMagic+ last year, when InCom Corp accused the operator of infringing on three patents surrounding attendance monitoring and purchase history within the system. Disney has attempted to dismiss the suit, but InCom argues that the company was aware it was infringing on the copyrights.

Both Disney and Postiontech have declined to comment on the suit. The case is ongoing, with a complaint, case filing and corporate disclosure statement filed on 19 February.
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While Disney might be riding high on its Star Wars successes, things aren’t looking so rosy for its Hong Kong theme park, which posted its first net loss for four years after a slump in Chinese visitors to the attraction.
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After being recently named the world’s most powerful brand, Disney has continued to excel, using its Star Wars muscle to drive the company to record earnings in its latest financial report.
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Disney accused of IP infringement over MyMagic+ system
POSTED 22 Feb 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney is the recipient of a second IP infringement suit as a result of the technology used in its very successful MyMagic+ magic band system, with the entertainment giant being taken to federal court over tracking functions used within the device.

US company Positiontech alleges that the MyMagic+ system uses two infringing patents secured by the company in 2005 and 2006. These patents cover positional information used by Disney to track the movement of visitors in the park, which Positiontech says infringes on their positional information management system that records transactions of users, such as time and location.

The suit, being taken to federal court in Texas, specifically points towards Disney’s FastPass feature, which lets customers reserve a time to go on a specific ride without spending a long time waiting in line. The suit says that Disney’s tracking system, which uses radio frequency identification technology (RFID) chips is the same as the positional information the patent Positiontech secured covers.

Disney was also hit with another suit surrounding MyMagic+ last year, when InCom Corp accused the operator of infringing on three patents surrounding attendance monitoring and purchase history within the system. Disney has attempted to dismiss the suit, but InCom argues that the company was aware it was infringing on the copyrights.

Both Disney and Postiontech have declined to comment on the suit. The case is ongoing, with a complaint, case filing and corporate disclosure statement filed on 19 February.
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Chinese slowdown hits Hong Kong Disneyland as park posts first loss in four years


While Disney might be riding high on its Star Wars successes, things aren’t looking so rosy for its Hong Kong theme park, which posted its first net loss for four years after a slump in Chinese visitors to the attraction.
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Armed man arrested outside Disneyland Paris


French media is reporting that a man with two firearms has been arrested outside the entrance to a hotel at Disneyland Paris.
 


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