Facebook’s Oculus facing patent lawsuit

Facebook’s virtual reality business Oculus VR is facing a lawsuit alleging it incorporated a smaller competitor’s patented technology into its Rift headset without authorization, Reuters reported.

Newport Beach, California-based licensing firm Techno View IP Inc sued Facebook and Oculus for allegedly infringing a 3D imaging patent owned by the VR headset maker ImmersiON-VRelia.

ImmersiON-VRelia agreed to allow Techno View litigate the patent on its behalf, according to the complaint filed in federal court in Delaware.

Lawyers for Oculus and Facebook have said they will seek to have the verdict set aside.

The case is Techno View IP Inc v. Oculus VR LLC and Facebook Inc, 17cv00386, in the US District Court for the District of Delaware.