Video game develop ZeniMax Media is taking Samsung to court over its Gear VR headset, Cnet reported. Samsung allegedly profited from technology developed by ZeniMax and misappropriated by Oculus CTO John Carmack, the company said.
Oculus is also facing a patent lawsuite from Techno View IP, for the alleged infringement of a 3D imaging patent owned by VR headset maker Immersion-VRelia. Before that, Facebook was ordered to pay USD 500 million after losing an intellectual property lawsuit to ZeniMax over its CR headset, the Oculus Rift.
The latest lawsuit was filed last week in a Dallas federal court, alleges John Carmack brought an Oculus employee and former id Software employee, into the id Software offices after hours to discuss an “attack plan” for mobile VR work they would undertake at Oculus. ZeniMax argues that Samsung should have been aware of ZeniMax’s 2014 lawsuit against Oculus but “continued to develop the Gear VR with full knowledge of ZeniMax’s allegations and without obtaining any right or permission from ZeniMax to use any of its copyrights or other confidential information.”
The lawsuit against Samsung seeks damages, profits from the sales of “infringing works” and “use of trade secrets,” royalties, injunctive relief and punitive damages. Samsung didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.