On Wednesday of this week, American videogame company ZeniMax Media filed a patent infringement case against virtual reality specialist, VR Oculus.
The complaint, filed in a Texas court, focuses on patents by Oculus, their computer code, and associated technical expertise in virtual reality.
The allegation cites intellectual property being the foundation of the complainant’s business, with ZeniMax Media stating that they cannot ignore what they dubbed an illegal exploitation of the intellectual property that they have developed.
Oculus VR – which was acquired by Facebook less than two months ago – has been quoted as calling the complaint “baseless”, and claimed that ZeniMax Media has not contributed to any of Oculus’ technology.
Facebook has not yet commented on the filing. It paid $2 billion for Oculus VR which is best known for its upcoming Oculus Rift goggles.
The headset is initially targeted at the gaming market with over 75,000 development kits already ordered.
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