Phillip Philbin and Mike Karson in Law360: Facebook Faces $2B Trial Over Virtual Reality Software

01/18/2017

A video game developer on Tuesday told a Texas federal jury Oculus VR LLC pulled "one of the biggest technology heists ever" when it allegedly stole proprietary source code to make its popular virtual reality device before selling the company to Facebook Inc., causing it $2 billion in damages.

ZeniMax Media Inc. and subsidiary id Software LLC want a jury to award them the full purchase price of Oculus, which makes a virtual reality headset, based on claims Oculus founders stole trade secret and copyrighted virtual reality software that made the headset functional, poached key employees from id to further develop virtual reality programming and covered up the theft by destroying evidence...

ZeniMax is represented by Phillip Philbin and Michael Karson of Haynes and Boone LLP and Anthony Sammi, Kurt Hemr, Christopher Lisy, James Pak and William Casey of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

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