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Zenimax sues Oculus VR for making use of ID Software’s intellectual properties



Zenimax sues Oculus VR for making use of ID Software’s intellectual properties


Again we have to talk about a patent lawsuit issue. On this occasion it has been the Zenimax company that has brought out its army of lawyers to fight with those of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network company. It should be remembered that Oculus VR was bought by Facebook in 2014 for 2,000 million dollars, an amount too high for a project that had barely been developed and that has taken two years to see the light. Zenimax’s lawsuit with Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey, which apparently has already been admitted for processing, is based on the alleged use of the research that Zenimax was conducting in this field before its chief executive officer, John Carmack, joined the Palmer Luckey project.

John Carmack, was one of the founders of ID Software, owned by Zenimax, where he had been working practically since its inception. In 2012 he became interested in Palmer’s project and decided to leave the company I had been hesitant to work on the necessary software to be able to carry out the virtual reality project. Shortly after, in 2014, Facebook became interested in this project, acquiring the company to be able to launch the first device on the market at the beginning of last year.

According to Carmack, in the Oculus lines of code, there is no line that was written while working at ID Software, the main reason for the lawsuit from the Zenimac company. According to Zenimax, the company’s intellectual property has been essential in creating the Oculus Rift. The company requests a compensation of 4,000 million dollars, double what Facebook paid for Oculus. If Oculus is finally proven to be based on Zenimax technology, Facebook is going to have a serious problem with virtual reality, a virtual reality that could cost it $ 6 billion altogether.