Oculus is looking at a $2 billion lawsuit right now with ZeniMax suing the company for stealing the intellectual property for its Virtual Reality device. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, the parent company of the Oculus has commented on the trial and has some harsh words for the guys at ZeniMax.
According to Gaming Bolt, Zuckerberg not only said that they did not rip off ZeniMax for the tech, but also that he had never heard of the company before the filing of the lawsuit. Zuckerberg then goes on to say that this lawsuit may only be taking place because the Oculus was able to become a successful product.
Zuckerberg said, "It is pretty common when you announce a big deal or do something that all kinds of people just kind of come out of the woodwork and claim that they just own some portion of the deal. Like most people in the court, I've never even heard of ZeniMax before."
It is kind of funny that Zuckerberg would have to defend the Oculus from intellectual property claims as he himself had the same problem after finding success with Facebook. In a biopic directed by David Fincher called "The Social Network," Zuckerberg (Jessie Eisenberg) had to fend of lawsuits for intellectual property rights over Facebook from the Winklevoss Twins (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence) and his friend-turned-enemy Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield).
As of now, it looks like Oculus is standing its ground with the lawsuit, saying that they are "disappointed" that ZeniMax is using "wasteful litigation" to try and take credit for something that they have built. The trial is expected to go on for another three weeks, and people are anxious to see how the results will turn out over time. Some are already expecting things to turn out ugly.