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ZeniMax files suit against Oculus VR and company founder Palmer Luckey

Oculus VR sued by Fallout patent company over Oculus Rift headset with ZeniMax claiming that the company has misappropriated it's VR tech.

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Shane McGlaun
Published Thu, May 22 2014 5:38 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Oculus VR is the company that was purchased by Facebook for $2 billion a couple months back and maker of the Oculus Rift headset. The Oculus Rift VR headset has been an interesting item that many people are looking at as the future of gaming. ZeniMax, the parent company behind some popular video games like Fallout and Elder Scrolls, has now sued Oculus.

ZeniMax files suit against Oculus VR and company founder Palmer Luckey | TweakTown.com

The suit alleges that Oculus VR "illegally misappropriating ZeniMax trade secrets relating to virtual reality technology, and infringing ZeniMax copyrights and trademarks." The suit also accuses Oculus of breach of contract, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment. The suit was filed in a District Court in Texas.

Part of the suit alleges that John Carmack worked on the VR tech while he was still employed at id Software and ZeniMax claims that the tech should belong to them. "Luckey has held himself out to the public as the visionary developer of virtual reality technology, when in fact the key technology Luckey used to establish Oculus was developed by ZeniMax," ZeniMax said in a statement.

NEWS SOURCE:gamespot.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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