Facebook Faces $2B Trial Over Virtual Reality Software
By Jess Krochtengel (January 10, 2017, 9:14 PM EST) -- A video game developer on Tuesday told a Texas federal jury Oculus VR LLC pulled "one of the biggest technology heists ever" when it allegedly stole proprietary source code to make its popular virtual reality device before selling the company to Facebook Inc., causing it $2 billion in damages.
ZeniMax Media Inc. and subsidiary id Software LLC want a jury to award them the full purchase price of Oculus, which makes a virtual reality headset, based on claims Oculus founders stole trade secret and copyrighted virtual reality software that made the headset functional, poached key employees from id to further develop...
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