VMware has a total of 9440 patents globally, out of which 6546 have been granted. Of these 9440 patents, more than 90% patents are active. The United States of America is where VMware has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by India and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of VMware.
VMware was founded in 1998 by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Edouard Bugnion, Scott Devine and Edward Wang. VMware operates as a cloud computing and virtualization technology company. The Company offers SaaS solutions that addresses a range of IT problems which includes cost and operational inefficiencies, business continuity, software lifecycle management, and desktop management. VMware serves customers worldwide. As of July 2022, VMware has a market cap of $46.62 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of VMware which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find VMware patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over VMware patent portfolio.
How many patents does the Founder and CEO of VMware have?
The Founder Diane Greene has 0 patents, Mendel Rosenblum has 12, Edouard Bugnion has 23, Scott Devine has 39 patents and the CEO Rangarajan Raghuram have 27 patents.
How many patents does VMware have?
VMware has a total of 9440 patents globally. These patents belong to 4661 unique patent families. Out of 9440 patents, 8551 patents are active.
How Many Patents did VMware File Every Year?
Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.
|Year of Patents Filing or Grant||Vmware Applications Filed||Vmware Patents Granted|
How many VMware patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did VMware File in Different Countries?
Countries in which VMware Filed Patents
|United States Of America||7003|
Where are Research Centers of VMware Patents Located?
10 Best VMware Patents
US7356679B1 is the most popular patent in the VMware portfolio. It has received 1312 citations so far from companies like Molex Incorporated, Topconn Electronic and Te Connectivity Corporation.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of VMware:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using VMware Patents to Advance their Research?
If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.
The top citing companies in the VMware patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Red Hat Inc.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Red Hat Inc||312|
|Bank Of New York Mellon Trust Co Na||271|
|Cisco Technology Inc||217|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on VMware Patents
Top VMware Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of VMware US Patent Applications were Granted?
VMware (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4089 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 3199 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.2%.
Below are the key stats of VMware patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for VMware?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Patterson Sheridan Llp||472||98.13%|
|Thomas Horstemeyer Llp||323||94.21%|
|Clayton Mckay & Bailey Pc||194||99.35%|
|Fish & Richardson Pc||185||96.32%|
|Fountainhead Vmware Nicira||178||98.36%|
|Ren Sheng International||160||99.05%|
|Olympic Patent Works Pllc||159||87.39%|
|Hanley Flight & Zimmerman Llc||152||96.18%|
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