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Zenimax and Oculus Back in Court

Zenimax was back in court yesterday, seeking to press its advantage over Oculus after winning a $500M judgment over copyright infringement and other issues surrounding VR technology. Ars Technica (by way of a subscription article on Law360) has word that they are seeking to block sales of Oculus Rift units or a 10-year 20% royalty on sales. They are also asking that Facebook check under the sofa cushions for another half-a-billion in damages. For their part, Oculus argues the whole original judgment should be discarded, so a double-or-nothing bet of sorts is playing out. Here's a summary of where this stands:

Judge Kinkeade asked Zenimax to be "more specific" in which pieces of current Oculus code infringe on Zenimax's copyright, according to the Law360 report. While the judge didn't issue a ruling following the hearing, he urged both parties to reach a settlement instead of risking a big decision that he said could come down hard against either side rather than "splitting the baby." The judge said he would likely "resolve the heck out of [this] big, hairy fight" sooner rather than later, according to Law360. So absent a settlement, we expect a ruling could come any day.

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4. Re: Zenimax and Oculus Back in Court Jun 22, 2017, 08:37 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 21, 2017, 21:06:
I don't understand. They haven't even gone to court on appeal for the original judgement yet so how the hell can they be asking for an injunction already? I understand Zenimax's strategy here but I can't see FB budging on this, or even losing the appeal. So this is likely all sound and fury signifying nothing excepted wasted legal fees for Zenimax in the long run.
Shock and awe. Fire everything and hope that either something hits, or the risk of it hitting drives FB to the table.

IMO, it's hard to even take this seriously. 20% royalty? No single company on any tech product in the world is getting a 20% royalty rate. It's absurd to the point of being insulting. That would be $120/Rift.
 
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