As you might have heard, there is quite a huge legal battle brewing in the VR space and that is between the folks at ZeniMax and Oculus. ZeniMas has since won the lawsuit and it looks like the company has decided to turn their sights on another company, this time in the form of Samsung and the Gear VR headset.
If you’re wondering how Samsung got dragged into this, then maybe you might not have heard but Oculus and Samsung worked together on developing the Gear VR headset. Because of this, ZeniMax thinks that the Gear VR was built using technology that did not belong to them in the first place.
The complaint claims that the Gear VR is “based upon ZeniMax’s intellectual property and includes information obtained by Samsung from Oculus, Luckey, and Carmack in violation of the NDA, ZeniMax’s copyrights, and Carmack’s employment agreement.” It goes on to state that, “Samsung has used, and continues to utilize, ZeniMax’s VR technology (or derivatives thereof) that was misappropriated by Oculus.”
Samsung has yet to respond to the lawsuit but we can only imagine that they will be defending themselves, however given ZeniMax’s win over Oculus, precedent has already been set so Samsung could have a hard time trying to argue otherwise.