The legal drama surrounding the Chinese startups Nreal and Magic Leap continues, and now we finally have an update.
For months, the Magic Leap legal team has been trying to contact Nreal and its founder, Chi Xu, with little success. But that changed a few weeks ago.
Already in June, we reported that Magic Leap threw a long list of allegations against Xu and his company Nreal. In short, Magic Leap believes that Xu, who worked on Magic Leap prior to releasing Magic Leap One, stole the company's ideas, designs, and even fonts to produce the Nreal Light and its branding.
When Next Reality asked Nreal for an answer to the allegations, the company denied the allegations of Magic Leap.
Recent media reports on Nreal and Magic Leap, "said Nreal spokesman in June to Next Reality." Nreal believes the allegations are false and anti-competitive. Without additional information, we can not comment further. "
By that time, however, Magic Leap had not received any confirmation that Nreal had received any of the formal legal documents informing Xu of the details of the lawsuit. it turns out that it was part of the problem to actually find Xu.
It was so difficult to find Xu that the company had to hire private investigators to locate Xu at the addresses listed in San Jose, California, and Seattle, Washington.
The leasing agent had no records Through Xu and the San Jose address, Magic Leap private investigators discovered that "another tenant who did not trust Xu ar, lived at the address in San Jose (though she received mail for Chi Xu she turned into) the main office at this address). "
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The legal records show that Magic Leap closely monitored Nreal's public affairs while trying to connect with the company, including monitoring the Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn networks. Xu and Nreal's attempts to reach the company with such public funds Mail and standard mail failed to contact.
Eventually, on September 12, Magic Leap received a message from Diana Rutowski, the Silicon Valley insiders may be interested in knowing that the judge conducting the case is US District Judge Lucy. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 157 & lang = en H. Koh is a judge who worked years ago on Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung, in which she admonished an Apple lawyer by saying, "Unless you smoke crack You know that this Witnesses will not be called if you have less than four hours. "Although the Magic Leap case against Nreal may not be as colorful, it is certainly top notch.
A first meeting between Magic Leap, Nreal, and the court to discuss the case's general parameters was scheduled in two weeks, 30th October, but this date has now been changed to January 2020.
That said, while Magic Leap still has a strong chance of spreading its grievances in the legal arena, Nreal has just bought another few quarters to to deal with the world's most important dish, consumers.