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Oculus founder won't escape lawsuit over stealing confidential data

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey can't escape lawsuit over alleged misuse of confidential data

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jan 21, 2016 @ 0:07 CST

Last year we reported about Oculus founder Palmer Luckey being caught up in an alleged case of misusing confidential data from his previous employer, and passing it off as his own.


A judge ruled that Luckey has to face the core claim, which accuses him of breaching his contract with his previous employer - Total Recall Technologies - by using its proprietary knowledge to build the first Oculus Rift prototype. Even though he's being pulled into court over this piece of the puzzle, Luckey has dodged some VR bullets with the judge throwing out several other claims, including fraud.

Luckey says that Total Recall Technologies is just trying to get some of the $2 billion that Facebook paid for the VR startup, but now Luckey to show that he used specific technology, and not just his general experience, to get the first Oculus Rift made.


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