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Meta Copied VR Technology Key to Metaverse Gaming, Immersion Claims

  • Complaint says Meta Quest 2 headset infringes haptics patents
  • Texas suit seeks court order blocking infringement and damages
Oculus Quest 2.

Oculus Quest 2.

Source: Meta Platforms Inc.

Meta Platforms Inc. built its industry-leading virtual reality headset by infringing Immersion Corp.’s patents, the smaller company alleged in a lawsuit.

The Meta Quest 2, which dominates the market, infringes six patents covering haptic technology, Immersion said in a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Waco, Texas. In video game systems and controllers, haptics allow users to experience vibrations that mimic real-life forces -- such as blocking a punch in a virtual boxing game.