Densify Secures $236M IP Verdict Against VMware

January 29, 2020

Reichman Jorgensen has secured a $236 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Densify against tech giant VMware.

The verdict was announced on January 24, 2020, following a nine-day jury trial before Judge Leonard P. Stark in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Jurors awarded Densify, formerly known as Cirba Inc., $236 million in damages finding that VMware willfully infringed two Densify patents, including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,209,687 and 9,654,367, which cover virtualization technology that enables multiple computer systems to run on a single server.

"As we maintained throughout trial, VMware unlawfully used Densify's intellectual property for its own gain," said Courtland Reichman, lead counsel for Densify. "We are very pleased with the jury's verdict and consider it not only a victory for Densify, but a victory for all technology companies who risk being unfairly squeezed out of the market by larger competitors who infringe their valuable inventions."

VMware plans to appeal, they said, “While we appreciate and respect the judicial process, we continue to strongly believe that we do not infringe the patents asserted against us in this case and intend to vigorously pursue all legal remedies that are available to us to prove that we are not liable here.”

Along with Mr. Reichman, the Densify trial team included Reichman Jorgensen partners Christine E. Lehman, Khue V. Hoang, Shawna Ballard, and Jennifer P. Estremera, and firm associates Wesley L. White, Kate Falkenstien, Ariel C. Green, Michael G. Flanigan, Leaf Williams, Connor S. Houghton, and Joachim B. Steinberg, along with co-counsel Kenneth L. Dorsney of Morris James LLP, Gary J. Toman of Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC, and Peter J. Ayers of the Law Office of Peter J. Ayers, PLLC.
The case is Cirba Inc. et al. v. VMware Inc., case number 1:19-cv-00742, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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