ZeniMax is suing Samsung after winning its case against Oculus
  • Games company ZeniMax, which successfully sued Facebook-owned Oculus for $500 million earlier this year, has filed a new lawsuit over Samsung’s Gear VR headset.
  • Among other things, the Texas court filing claims that Carmack secretly brought Oculus (and former ZeniMax) employee Matt Hooper into id Software’s offices to develop an “attack plan” for mobile VR, which Oculus would later take to Samsung.
  • The Samsung Gear VR was also built on some of the same code as the Oculus Rift, which was the subject of ZeniMax’s earlier lawsuit.
  • John Carmack allegedly held a secret mobile VR meeting in id’s offices ZeniMax’s basic argument is that Samsung would have been aware of the lawsuit against Oculus, which was filed during the initial development of the Gear VR.
  • Here, ZeniMax is seeking damages and royalties based on Samsung’s sales of the Gear VR, and it may seek a similar injunction against use of Oculus software in the Gear VR.

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