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Zenimax claims that they have "substantial evidence" against Oculus

Zenimax claims that they have

Zenmax claims that they have

Zenimax claims that they have "substantial evidence" against Oculus

 
Zenimax's long awaited trail against Oculus has now started, with a lawsuit that could be worth up to $2 billion. This court case is as a result of longstanding claims from Zenimax, who have claimed that Palmer Luckey, John Carmack and Oculus have stolen key IP which lead to the development of VR as we know it.     
 
At the start of the trail, Oculus stated that they were eager to get started, saying that the court case was "wasteful" and that Zenimax just wants to cash in and take credit for the development of modern VR technology. Below is Oculus' statement to the press. 
 
 
We’re eager to present our case in court. Oculus and its founders have invested a wealth of time and money in VR because we believe it can fundamentally transform the way people interact and communicate.
 
We’re disappointed that another company is using wasteful litigation to attempt to take credit for technology that it did not have the vision, expertise, or patience to build

  

Zenimax has not taken this criticism lightly, saying that the company has "substantial evidence" that proves that Oculus used their IP and that they even have evidence that the company has tried to destroy evidence in order to cover up their wrongdoing. 

 

  With the start of the trial of our case in Federal District Court in Dallas against Defendants Facebook, Oculus and its management, ZeniMax and id Software welcome the opportunity to present substantial evidence of the Defendants’ misappropriation of our Virtual Reality intellectual property.

That evidence includes the theft of trade secrets and highly confidential information, including computer code. ZeniMax will also present evidence of the Defendants’ intentional destruction of evidence to cover up their wrongdoing. ZeniMax and id Software are the visionary developers of breakthrough VR technology, and look forward to the vindication of our claims

 

 

Zenmax claims that they have

 

The trial between Oculus and Zenimax is expected to take around three weeks to complete and will include a number of witnesses that include Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. This Trail will focus heavily on Palmer Luckey's involvement with Zenimax prior to the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign as well as John Carmack's move from iD Software (who are owned by Zenimax) to Oculus VR. 

This Trail will focus heavily on Palmer Luckey's involvement with Zenimax prior to the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign as well as John Carmack's move from iD Software (who are owned by Zenimax) to Oculus VR. 

At this time it is hard to tell exactly how this court case will pan out, though its outcome will have a huge impact on Oculus VR and the entire VR industry moving forward. 

 

You can join the discussion on Zenimax's court case with Oculus VR on the OC3D Forums

 

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16-01-2017, 15:46:46

NeverBackDown
Zenimax was in the VR scene? Since when?Quote

16-01-2017, 15:59:06

AlienALX
Oh goody another lawsuit.Quote

16-01-2017, 16:04:00

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Zenimax was in the VR scene? Since when?
This lawsuit is regarding IP that was allegedly stolen from Zenimax and was created primarily by John Carmack.

Apparently, he made an early VR prototype when he worked at iD software and some of that code and knowledge ended up in the Oculus.Quote

16-01-2017, 16:32:15

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
This lawsuit is regarding IP that was allegedly stolen from Zenimax and was created primarily by John Carmack.

Apparently, he made an early VR prototype when he worked at iD software and some of that code and knowledge ended up in the Oculus.
Which made the guy behind Oculus a multi-millionaire, with $430 million in wealth.

After Facebook bhought the Oculus company for over $2 billion in 2014.Quote

16-01-2017, 16:38:41

g0ggles1994
So if this lawsuit favours ZeniMax, could it be the beginning of Facebook's downfall?Quote
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