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May2017

Zenimax Sues Samsung After Winning Oculus Intellectual Property/Unfair Competition Lawsuit

ZeniMax, a video game conglomerate, filed a lawsuit against Samsung. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung knowingly profited from Oculus technology, which was developed at ZeniMax. John Carmack developed mobile Virtual Reality (VR) and other VR hybrids. Allegedly, Carmach secretly met in ZeniMax’s offices to give away trade secrets to other businesses. This is the foundation of the Oculus case that ZeniMax won for $500 million. Oculus executives were penalized for copyright infringement, false designation, and violating non-disclosure agreements.

Samsung was aware of this case while they were developing Gear VR. Now, ZeniMax is suing Samsung for copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment. Gear VR is allegedly based on Oculus VR.

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