Facebook CEO Due In Court To Defend Claims That Oculus Stole VR Tech

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Facebook CEO Due In Court To Defend Claims That Oculus Stole VR Tech
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Facebook believes virtual reality is the next big thing, but this promising field has dragged the company into legal trouble. Zenimax Media, owner of renowned game studio id Software, is suing the social-networking giant for $2 billion (£1.6 billion) for allegedly copying its design.

What Facebook has in its favor

Zenimax is accusing Oculus, which Facebook acquired in 2014, of unlawfully copying its early innovations in VR to build its own headset, the Rift. To defend his company, Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday, says the BBC.

Zuckerberg will argue that by the time Zenimax could realize the potential of VR, Oculus had already taken the lead and turned it into the valuable technology it is today, says the BBC. A spokesman for