Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"Oculus lawsuit ends with half billion dollar judgment awarded to ZeniMax"

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A Dallas, Texas jury today awarded half a billion dollars to ZeniMax after finding that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, and by extension Oculus, failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement he signed.

In awarding ZeniMax $500 million, the jury also said that Oculus did not misappropriate trade secrets as contended by ZeniMax.
TV:
One of the trial’s central questions was whether Luckey had the technical expertise to make the Rift work without ZeniMax’s code. The complaint argued that he had created a barely functioning prototype that Carmack greatly refined — among other things, it said the Rift’s software development kit was adapted from ZeniMax technology. Oculus, meanwhile, defended Luckey’s reputation as a young genius with great technical aptitude.