For Facebook, however, the lawsuit ended in triumph. The jury decided at the beginning of this year that Facebook had to pay $500 million to the latter for plagiarizing Zenimax's technology. Except for half of the compensation, Ed Kinkeade, the chief judge of the case, also rejected the plaintiff's request for a ban on the sale of Oculus virtual helmets.
After Facebook acquired Oculus in 2014, Zenimax not only brought Oculus to court, accusing the latter of plagiarizing the company's technology. Previously, Facebook co - founder and chief executive Mark - Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) and Oculus co - founder Palmer - loky (Palmer Luckey) had testified in the case in the case. The jury has ruled that Oculus co founder Loki violated the confidentiality agreement signed with Zenimax. Zenimax originally sought to claim $2 billion against Oculus and sought another $2 billion in compensation.
Zuckerberg said earlier that Facebook's bet on virtual reality technology will become the next important computing platform, and that it will take years to produce results. At present, the main users of virtual reality helmets are still video game players, not mainstream electronics.
Judge Kincade supported a jury trial on Wednesday that Oculus would pay $200 million to Zenimax to compensate for the breach of the secrecy agreement between Loki and Zenimax, and to pay $50 million to Zenimax for patent infringement. But he did not support an additional 250 million dollar compensation decision made by the jury, that is, to pay $50 million for the false name and to compensate Zenimax for $150 million and $50 million for Oculus former CEO Brandon - Iribe and the false name of the Luo gene, respectively.
Up to now, ZeniMax and Oculus attorneys have not commented on the verdict of the case.