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An Analysis of ZeniMax’s and Oculus’s Legal Arguments over a Permanent Injunction of Rift Sales

ZeniMax was recently awarded a $500 million judgment for Oculus’s breach of a non-disclosure agreement in addition to Oculus’s infringement of ZeniMax’s copyrights and trademarks. ZeniMax then moved for a permanent injunction, which would stop all sales of the Oculus Rift. The arguments regarding the injunction have been filed mostly unsealed, allowing us to dig […]

Tracing VR’s Lineage: Virtual Reality in 1990

Virtual Reality is often thought of as a groundbreaking and new technology, but it is actually the result of a sporadic course of development dating to at least the 1950s. I have written earlier about a patent from 1957 which discloses a Head Mounted Display (HMD) which closely resembles modern HMDs. Moving forward in time […]

A Summary of ZeniMax’s Argument for an Injunction on the Oculus Rift

Earlier this year, ZeniMax won a judgment for $500 million against Oculus Rift and other related parties. After winning that judgment, ZeniMax motioned for an injunction preventing the sale of the Oculus Rift. As always, there are a number of misconceptions about what ZeniMax is arguing and their likelihood of success. News articles regarding high […]