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Court rules lawsuit against Oculus founder to go ahead

Today a US judge ruled that a lawsuit filed against Oculus co-founder, Palmer Luckey, will go ahead. The lawsuit comes from a company known as Total Recall Technologies, which employed Luckey in 2011 to build a head-mounted display, prior to the Oculus Rift Kickstarter in 2012.

Total Recall Technologies claims that Palmer Luckey breached a confidentiality agreement over information and feedback gained from developing the head-mounted display. It is currently alleged that Luckey used information from his time with the company to form Oculus and run the successful Rift Kickstarter campaign.

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This lawsuit was initially filed following Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus and due to this, Luckey commented at the time saying that this was “a brazen attempt to secure for itself a stake” in the acquisition. Similar comments were made about the lawsuit against Oculus from Zenimax, following the hiring of John Carmack, a long time employee of the subsidiary, id Software.

The lawsuit from Total Recall Technologies will go to trial later this year.

KitGuru Says: Several lawsuits have been thrown at Oculus since Facebook bought it so it looks like Palmer Luckey could be finding himself in a bit of a legal bind later this year when trials kick off though it could take some time for a resolution to be reached. 

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