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Jury Issues $500M Verdict in Facebook Virtual Reality Lawsuit

Jury Issues $500M Verdict in Facebook Virtual Reality Lawsuit

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:01 PM

A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday ordered Facebook Inc., its virtual reality unit Oculus and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc., a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology.

The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax's computer code to launch the Rift virtual-reality headset. ZeniMax alleges that video game designer John Carmack developed core parts of the Rift's technology while working at a ZeniMax subsidiary. Oculus hired Carmack in 2013.

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A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday orderedFacebook Inc., its virtual reality unit Oculus and otherdefendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc.,a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology.The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus,...
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