Various Uses of VR Functionality, in Training and Elsewhere, Targeted in Virtual Immersion's Latest Round of Suits
- February 21, 2020
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sectors: E-Commerce and Software, Media Content and Distribution
Virtual Immersion Technologies LLC (VIT), an entity under the apparent control of Equitable IP Corporation, has hit Exxon Mobil (1:20-cv-00966), Gilbane (1:20-cv-01212), Hochtief (Turner Construction) (1:20-cv-00974), Jacobs Engineering (1:20-cv-00969), M.A. Mortenson (d/b/a Mortenson Construction) (1:20-cv-00971), and Siemens (1:20-cv-00973) in its campaign, begun in 2016, over a single patent generally related to virtual reality entertainment systems. Targeted throughout the campaign have been the defendants’ use and/or provision of “virtual and augmented reality technologies and services”. For example, the complaint against Exxon Mobil details the alleged use of VR technology to facilitate safety training among its employees; the Siemens complaint, the alleged use of VR technology in product development software.