Jan 18 2017
The core issue of the lawsuit is the allegation that the technology powering Oculus' virtual reality headsets is based on intellectual property developed by Zenimax, and that Oculus illegitimately obtained and made use of "trade secrets, copyrighted computer code, and technical know-how relating to virtual reality technology" belonging to Zenimax.
ZeniMax accuses Carmack of sharing its intellectual property with Oculus while he was working at id Software and claims he took it with him when he left.
The case is ZeniMax Media Inc. v. Oculus VR Inc., 3:14-cv-01849, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas). "That evidence includes the theft of trade secrets and highly confidential information, including computer code".
To support that argument, ZeniMax presented into evidence a text message to Zuckerberg from Amin Zoufounoun, Facebook's vice president of corporate development, saying that "there are things [Oculus] told us that are simply not true".
ZeniMax's lawyers focused on details of the acquisition during their cross-examination, suggesting that the company didn't take enough time to evaluate whether Oculus really owned all of the technology it was developing.
During his testimony, Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook paid an additional $1 billion for Oculus in employee retention packages and goal targets, according to Mike Isaac of The New York Times. That was in September last though he has apologized for his acts or for any damage in Facebook's or Oculus' image that it might have caused.
We're eager to present our case in court. Now ZeniMax has shot back its own public statement, and while it mostly summarises the content of the lawsuit, it also alleges that Oculus VR destroyed evidence of any wrongdoing. Representatives from Zenimax media, owner of Id and chief plaintiff, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The battle between ZeniMax and Oculus has been going on since 2014 when the lawsuit was first filed right after Oculus was acquired by Zuckerberg.
This June 11, 2015, photo, shows the new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset on display. ZeniMax alleges that the Oculus Rift was "primitive" until Carmack added numerous improvements to the headset prototype, alongside ZeniMax employees.
On the other hand, Carmack's lawyers argued that his contract allowed him to work with other non-competing companies. No wonder, both Luckey, and Carmack too have a lot of explaining to do before the judges.
Mark Zuckerberg's appearance is expected to last most of the day on Tuesday.
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