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Could Mark Zuckerberg's wallet take a $4B hit over Oculus VR tech? It's up to a jury now.


[UPDATE] Friday, January 27th at 11:18 AM

The now $4 billion lawsuit over who developed the technology behind the Oculus Rift VR headset had its closing arguments Thursday, Polygon reports. A jury will now determine whether or not Mark Zuckerberg, who testified in court earlier this month, will to pay up or not.

No word yet on how long the deliberations will take.

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

[Original story]

Oculus, the creator of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, has been sued by ZeniMax Media, which claims it stole technology used in the headset and destroyed the evidence.

On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, testified in court, Polygon reports

The $2 billion lawsuit began in 2014. 

A photographer captured Zuckerberg arriving at the trial.

ZeniMax and id Software are the visionary developers of breakthrough VR technology, and look forward to the vindication of our claims.
ZeniMax statement

In a statement published last week, ZeniMax said Oculus stole trade secrets, including computer code, and that it had evidence that Oculus destroyed evidence that it had done so. ZeniMax claimed it had spent "tens of millions" on virtual reality technology and other immersive projects.

Six former ZeniMax employees now work at Oculus, Polygon reports. 

Oculus claims the lawsuit was a "chance for a quick payout" since the news broke shortly after it was bought by Facebook for $2 billion. 

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