Oculus Exec Denies Using Stolen Code In $2B Trial

By Jess Krochtengel (January 11, 2017, 10:38 PM EST) -- The chief technology officer for Facebook-owned Oculus VR LLC, who formerly worked for a video game developer seeking $2 billion in a Texas federal court trial, told jurors Wednesday the virtual reality headset wasn't founded using stolen technology.

Oculus CTO John Carmack is a key witness in the trial, and the first to testify. He founded the video game company id Software LLC, later acquired by ZeniMax Media Inc., and collaborated with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey on a virtual reality video game before ultimately leaving id to go work with Oculus.

ZeniMax claims it was software written by Carmack that took...

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