Patent Owner Ends Suit Over VR Tech In $883M Army Contract

Law360 (September 9, 2020, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A virtual reality patent holder has dropped an infringement suit that alleged aerospace and defense company General Dynamics Corp. planned to use stolen technology in an $883 million contract with the U.S. Army to develop new training methods for soldiers.

Virtual Immersion Technologies LLC notified the court Tuesday that it was dropping its Western District of Texas lawsuit against General Dynamics without explaining its reasoning for voluntarily dismissing the case. Virtual Immersion had accused General Dynamics of infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,409,599, which relates to providing virtual reality users a way to communicate with other users and view previously recorded...

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