What has come after the trial between Oculus VR and Zenimax Media has left Oculus hurting its pocket with the $500M fine despite the jury haven’t been able to confirm that misappropriating ZeniMax technology. UploadVR reports recently that Oculus is now requesting for another round of trial and that they thing that the verdict despite the good number of evidence along with the damages award is too ridiculous.
Furthermore, the filing claimed that “spoliation testimony” along with “adverse inference instruction” convinced the jury right then, wherein the expert testimony had been “unreliable and prejudicial,” as well as “the jury’s laches verdicts are irreconcilably inconsistent.” Thus the request for motion and partial new trial for Oculus VR including Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey who are the co-founders of the company, regarding the claim of false designation. Also adding a second count for Oculus for copyright infringement along with breach of contract for the third count.
Oculus also said “the heart of this case was about whether Oculus stole ZeniMax’s trade secrets, and the jury found decisively in our favor” right after the verdict has been laid down in February where they also stated to appeal the ruling. Of course ZeniMax would not keep still seeing as there is something wrong and immediately filed a permanent injunction which covers disabling Oculus from making money out of the sale or use of its copyright materials which also includes SDK as well as Unity integration Engine and Unreal which is all the essential ingredients to make right work.
In addition to the series of unfortunate events for the company, John Carmack also filed a lawsuit against ZeniMax in the month of March for a whopping $22.5M and in the first week of this month, Oculus also confirmed that one of the co-founders will be leaving the company after this incident.