Oculus’ controversial founder to take stand in intellectual property trial
In terms of sheer star power, it’s going to be hard to top Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance at the trial of virtual reality leader Oculus, but in terms of the outcome of the case, a lot could rest on the testimony of Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.
Luckey is expected to take the stand Wednesday in Zenimax Media’s complaint against the VR company. Zenimax alleges that Oculus and its products were created using stolen technology — and that Facebook was aware of this before its 2014 purchase of the company.
Wearing a suit, white shirt and tie, Zuckerberg shrugged off the allegations in his testimony Tuesday, saying “I am here because I believe [these accusations] are false and I think it’s important to testify to that.” While occasionally confrontational, the Facebook co-founder remained calm under cross-examination, even joking occasionally.