Deep Video Imaging is advertising for an in-house intellectual property lawyer.
Chief executive David Hancock says the Hamilton-based company, which makes screens that allow images to be viewed in 3D, has reached the stage where it needs a fulltime internal person in the role.
“We’re a company that’s licensing technology and protecting it is a vital part of our equity value.” In such a situation, he says, “you don’t want someone doing it part-time.”
Creating such a role will make DVI the norm and not the exception among companies that derive revenue from licensing intellectual property, he says.
“All technology intellectual property companies have internal counsel — I don’t know any that don’t.”
It’s also an expectation of financial backers. “We’re talking with long-term US investors and they expect us to have internal IP counsel as a way of protecting their investment.”
Deep Video Imaging has signed several licensing agreements “and has another six or seven in the works”, Hancock says.
Its screens combine two liquid crystal displays and use ActualDepth, a technology that allows viewers seemingly true depth of vision.
ActualDepth is software- and hardware-neutral. Deep Video Imaging’s partners include EloTouchSystems, with which it has developed a multi-dimensional touch-screen.