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$500M Oculus Verdict Could Spell High-Stakes Injunction Fight

By Jess Krochtengel (February 2, 2017, 10:49 PM EST) -- A $500 million verdict in a video game developer's suit accusing Oculus VR LLC of ripping off software code won't cause long-term harm to the virtual reality platform, but it sets up a fight over whether the Oculus device should be pulled from shelves, and that fight could mar its industry-leading track record.​

Video game developer ZeniMax Media LLC has indicated it may pursue an injunction to block sales of the Facebook Inc.-owned Oculus virtual reality device after a Texas federal jury found Oculus infringed ZeniMax's copyrighted software code. Whether it could actually win an injunction is another story. Oculus is...

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