By Will Feuer

 

Immersion Corp. said it filed a complaint against Meta Platforms Inc., alleging that the Facebook parent company's augmented and virtual reality systems, including the Meta Quest 2 headset, infringe on six patents owned by Immersion.

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Immersion said.

Immersion, which is focused on haptic technologies, also called 3-D touch, said it is seeking to stop Meta from further alleged infringement of the patents. Immersion is also seeking a royalty for alleged infringements, it said.

"It is important for us to protect our business against infringement of our intellectual property to preserve the investments that we have made in our technology," Immersion Chief Executive and General Counsel Francis Jose said.

He said that Meta has adopted Immersion's technology in its efforts to shift toward the so-called metaverse.

Representatives for Meta didn't immediately reply to a request for comment.

 

Write to Will Feuer at Will.Feuer@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 27, 2022 08:40 ET (12:40 GMT)

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