ZeniMax Media sued Oculus as one of the first major legal disputes in the VR industry. According to Bloomberg News, with the end of CES. The focus is now on Texas, because the first trial of this case in 2017 will be held in Dallas on January 9.
ZeniMax Media sued Oculus plagiarism
In our last lawsuit report, ZeniMax Media accused Oculus of building Rift with technology stolen from its former employees. One of the most famous events is that John Carmack joined Oculus in 2013 as a CTO, and Kamark was a co-founder of ID Software, which was acquired by ZeniMax Media in 2009. Karmak's cooperation with Oculus (Palmer Luckey) and the creation of Rift were at the heart of this allegation.
ZeniMax Media is the publishing giant behind a variety of best-selling game titles, including The Elder Scrolls (The Elder Scrolls) and Fallout (Radiation). The lawsuit was filed against Oculus in May 2014, when Facebookâ€™s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus just passed. ZeniMax claims that Carmac is still their employee and he has a close relationship with Rift's invention.
For the previous accusation, Palmus Luckey, founder of Oculus, said: â€œZeniMax's allegations against him are only a side-effect and represent only the personal understanding of ZeniMax. We believe that there is no legal basis for this case and we will respond in court. All ZeniMax accusations."
In the lawsuit, ZeniMax is seeking $2 billion in damages, which is no coincidence with Facebook's bidding application three years ago.
ZeniMax's lawyer is Tony Sammi, and Oculus and Facebook's chief lawyer is Beth Wilkinson. According to Sammi, on-site witnesses, including Zuckerberg, are expected to be summoned during the trial.
The case is expected to last approximately three weeks and was officially renamed to ZeniMax Media Inc. v. Oculus VR Inc., 3:14-cv-01849, US District Court, Northern Texas (Dallas).
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