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Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify in Oculus VR Trade Secrets Trial

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-01-17 01:58:09
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The CEO of Facebook will testify against accusations made by ZeniMax Media [arstechnica.com] concerning virtual reality technologies used by Oculus Rift:

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of both Bethesda Softworks and Id Software, says it will prove at trial that John Carmack and others at Oculus stole trade secrets to "misappropriate" virtual reality technology that was first developed while Carmack was working at Id Software. What's more, ZeniMax is now accusing Oculus of "intentional destruction of evidence to cover up their wrongdoing." Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Oculus parent company Facebook, is scheduled to respond to those accusations in testimony starting tomorrow, according to a report by Business insider [businessinsider.com].

"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 (VR) intellectual property," ZeniMax wrote in a statement given to Ars. [...] ZeniMax's statement comes after Carmack testified at trial last week, saying the case was "ridiculous and absurd." His testimony echoed Oculus' initial reaction when ZeniMax's accusations first surfaced in 2014 [arstechnica.com].

Previously: Zenimax Sues Oculus on Trade Secrets [soylentnews.org]
Oculus VR made "factually inaccurate" statements in ZeniMax lawsuit, forensic analyst says [pcgamer.com]


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