Carmack Accused of Stealing IP From Zenimax for Oculus [Update: Oculus Responds]
Posted on Monday, May 5 @ 10:30:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
[Update] Oculus has issued a formal statement in response to the allegations against John Carmack, saying, "We are disappointed but not surprised by Zenimax’s actions and we will prove that all of its claims are false."
The company went on to make the following points:
According to the Wall Street Journal, letters were sent to both Facebook and Oculus, alleging that Carmack "improperly took ZeniMax's intellectual property with him to Oculus," which "propelled Oculus from a shoestring startup to technology's big leagues in less than two years."
In response to these allegations, Oculus provided the following statement to NBC News:
It's unfortunate, but when there's this type of transaction, people come out of the woodwork with ridiculous and absurd claims. We intend to vigorously defend Oculus and its investors to the fullest extent.It'll be interesting to see how this impending legal battle will affect the future of VR. Here's to hoping it proves to be nothing more than a minor speed bump.
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