After the favorable judgment of the previous case against Oculus, it is Samsung’s turn for its virtual reality viewer Gear VR.
ZeniMax News he continues his legal dispute over virtual reality technology developed by John Carmack when he worked at id Software. Last Friday they filed a new lawsuit against Samsungbased on the previous verdict in the Oculus trial, in which they allege that the device Gear VR it is based on Zenimax’s intellectual property and includes information obtained by Samsung from Oculus, Luckey and Carmack in violation of the NDA, ZeniMax’s copyrights, and Carmack’s employment contract.
According to Zenimax, the idea for Gear VR took place while Carmack was working at id Software’s offices in July 2013, and refers to an email sent by Matt Hooper, who had recently been fired from ZeniMax and who a month later would join Oculus, in which he referred to a plan he had developed with Carmack for mobile virtual reality.
So the complaint states that Samsung has used and continues to use ZeniMax virtual reality technology, or its derivatives, that were misappropriated by Oculus. In addition, they explain that Samsung knows perfectly well that its mobile virtual reality device is based, at least in part, on ZeniMax technology. In this way, the company seeks compensation for damages.
In the previous case against Oculus, the Facebook-owned company was ordered to pay $ 500 million for the breach of the confidentiality agreement, but were acquitted of allegations of intellectual property theft.