Facebook Should Pay $6B, Oculus Jury Hears

Law360, Dallas (January 26, 2017, 10:04 PM EST) -- At the close of a three-week trial, video game developer ZeniMax Media LLC asked a Texas federal jury Thursday to find Facebook Inc. liable for $6 billion in damages for allegedly building its Oculus virtual reality technology using stolen trade secrets.

ZeniMax also wants hundreds of millions in damages from Oculus VR LLC Chief Technology Officer John Carmack — a former ZeniMax employee who wrote the software code in question in the trial — and from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, each of whom were paid substantial incentives to continue working at Oculus when it was bought...

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