Since it’s inception, Oculus has faced legal issues due to the fact that the co-creator John Carmack and the founder Palmer Luckey allegedly took information and technology from ZeniMax, the company he left just before Oculus began.
Repeatedly, Carmack has refuted this charges, but ZeniMax continues to come back at Oculus pressing legal charges for violations of intellectual property (IP) rights.
I’m going to cover a few points from the complaint against Oculus, to see the full PDF complaint, view it here.
The official main line of the complaint was that Carmack and Luckey were under suspicion of, “illegally misappropriating ZeniMax trade secrets relating to virtual reality technology, and infringing ZeniMax copyrights and trademarks.”
“ZeniMax’s intellectual property has provided the fundamental technology driving the Oculus Rift since its inception,” says ZeniMax, based off of the claims that id Software, the developer of such games as Wolfenstein and Quake, had IP integral for the creation of the Oculus device.
As of yet, there’s no official news as to whether or not this is the truth, but more information sure to come.
Official statement at the source below, and continue to follow Our Nation’s news to see how this story develops.