Unless VMware can prove that its former managing director, who recently became Nutanix CEO, divulged trade secrets or took active action against VMware while he was still there, there appears to be a weak case, a legal expert specializing in such matters told DCK .

In December, VMware sued former COO Rajiv Ramaswami, accusing him of breach of contract and duties while being interviewed and hired for the position of chief executive at Nutanix, VMware’s close competitor.

In its December 28 lawsuit, VMware accused Ramaswami of meeting with Nutanix executives and board members for at least two months to reflect on Nutanix’s future business strategies. At the same time, VMware attended meetings to develop VMware’s product roadmap and go-to-market strategies.

Ramaswami, COO of VMWare for products and cloud services, resigned …

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