The hoodie hipster CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, donned a business suit to take the stand in a Dallas Courtroom yesterday in the ongoing Oculus VR Rift lawsuit over development code from ZeniMax Media.
The main point of contention from ZeniMax Media stems from the alleged theft of code and other materials they claim were used to develop the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset.
ZeniMax Media claims that their trade secrets and thousands of pages of proprietary documents were taken in the eventual sell of Oculus Rift VR to Facebook in 2014. They also claim that there was an agreement for Facebook to not actively recruit ZeniMax employees which was broken.
Facebook and Oculus VR Inc. have countered that ZeniMax didn’t have concerns about their code or other claims until they learned that Facebook was purchasing Oculus VR Inc. for 2 billion dollars and wanted a piece of the virtual reality pie payoff.
Zuckerberg’s testimony was crucial to ZeniMax’s case as they were able to prove that the due diligence for the Oculus VR Inc.’s deal was started on a Friday and completed over the weekend for the finalization of the sale on Monday, which to some would seem unusual for a multi-billion deal.