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VMware’s vRealize $236M Patent Infringement Loss: 5 Things To Know

A Delaware federal jury found VMware guilty of patent infringement around its vRealize Operations software and will be forced to pay $236 million to optimization software company Densify.

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VMware To Pay $236 Million To Densify: Here’s Why

VMware is being forced to pay damages of approximately $236 million to cloud optimization software company Densify, which claimed the virtualization superstar infringed on its software patents and committed trademark infringement.

After a nine-day trial, a Delaware federal jury found in favor of Toronto-based Densify, formerly known as Cirba, concluding that VMware infringed on two of its patents and engaged in unfair competition that caused harm to Densify.

“Unfortunately, VMware, a great company, made a bad mistake, and used Densify’s intellectual property,” said Densify CEO Gerry Smith in a statement last year after filing the lawsuit.

Here is what you need to know about VMware’s patent infringement case loss, Densify’s technology and what the visualization star has to say about the verdict.

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