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VMware CEO Cites Patent Weakness Among Newer Tech Players

Do prominent social media companies own enough patents? While the Facebooks and Twitters of the world have risen to prominence on the basis of many innovations, these companies are still young, and there are some technology industry veterans who think that their patent portfolios are weak enough to cause them legal trouble in the years ahead. VMware CEO Paul Maritz has now come out and said that companies such as Facebook don't have many patents and could get muscled out of enterprise usage scenarios based on that fact.

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