Zenimax’s Oculus lawsuit will proceed to trial

    
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Fans of the Oculus Rift might be disappointed to learn that judge Jorge Solis has rejected the motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled against Oculus by Zenimax. The suit was filed last year on the basis that Oculus stole trade secrets when John Carmack moved to Oculus from the Zenimax-owned id software.

The core of Zenimax’s argument is that any hand Carmack may have had in the Oculus Rift’s development made use of trade secrets and is ultimately the property of Zenimax, not Oculus. A jury trial is set to begin a year from now in August of 2016.

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JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

theeknighthood They are pissing off Facebook that is. lol

solipsis
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solipsis

This is why I was avoiding buying into ESO, but I succumbed to peer pressure. I hate having friends :(

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Really?! REALLY?! Wow. Wake me up!

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Piss off Zenifail…

Estranged
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Estranged

MySpace is to FaceBook as EQ is to WoW
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JimGriffiths
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SoMuchMass Nobody listens though. Want proof look at the ongoing battle between MGA & Mattel over the Bratz franchise which has been going on for years. This will get nasty before a winner is declared. BTW Facebook is even more powerful then Zenimax.

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

Zenimax has some of the most powerful business men in media and politics on their board of directors and investors which is why they are always so lawsuit friendly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZeniMax_Media

It is a stupid case, but it feels more like a warning to others not to do stuff like this again.

Phaserlight
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Phaserlight

It’s hard to see a jury siding with ZeniMax over Oculus on this one…

Then again, what do I know?

DPandaren
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DPandaren

I don’t know. It might be or it might not be. Remember the whole thing with Scrolls? That entire lawsuit actually makes sense now. Although I feel like they’re approaching this is a wrong manner. Why not get very personal with Oculus instead? The amount of cool shit to come out if Zenimax and Oculus worked together instead of against.

JimGriffiths
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Nreff Will not happen because FB broke federal laws. I am sure with enough evidence Zenimax will win if not in state court then in federal. http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/matters/matters-9711.html        https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/economic-espionage    What is Theft of Trade Secrets, Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1832?Theft of trade secrets is (1) whoever knowingly performs targeting or acquisition of trade secrets or intends to convert a trade secret to (2) knowingly benefit anyone other than the owner. Commonly referred to as industrial espionage.