Again, we have to talk about a subject demand patent. On this occasion it was the company Zenimax who has taken his army of lawyers to fight with the company of the social network of Mark Zuckerberg. It should be remembered, that Oculus VR was bought by Facebook in 2014 for 2,000 million dollars, an amount too high for a project that had just been developed and which has taken two years to see the light. Zenimax with Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey demand, that it has apparently already been admitted to process, is based on the alleged use of the investigation was taking Zenimax in this field until his head, John Carmack joined Palmer Luckey project.
John Carmack, was one of the founders of ID Software, owned by Zenimax, where it had been working practically since its inception. In the year 2012 is interested by the project of Palmer and decided to leave the company that had doubted for work in the software necessary for to carry to out the project of reality virtual. Soon after, in the year 2014, Facebook became interested in this project acquired the company to be able to launch the first device on the market at the beginning of last year.
According to Carmack, on the lines of code of Oculus, is not any line that has been written while he was working at ID Software, the main reason for the demand of the company Zenimac. According to Zenimax, the intellectual property of the company has been fundamental to create the Oculus Rift. The company requests compensation of us $ 4,000 million, double what it paid Facebook for Oculus. If it is finally shown that Oculus is based on the technology of Zenimax, Facebook will have a serious problem with virtual reality, a virtual reality that could reach 6,000 million dollars altogether.