Protecting Innovation: ITC Declines to Suspend Ruling; Orders Remain In Effect

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The International Trade Commission yesterday sent a strong message to Arista that its “corporate culture of copying”, as the ITC has put it, must stop. By rejecting Arista’s efforts to delay orders that Arista stop importing and selling infringing products in the U.S., it reinforced the protection of intellectual property rights. On May 4, the Commission […]Protecting Innovation: ITC Declines to Suspend Ruling; Orders Remain In Effect

Protecting Innovation: Presidential Review Period Expires in ‘945 Investigation

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We learned this morning that the U.S. Trade Representative and the White House have rejected Arista’s “trade policy” pleas, and refused to stop the ITC’s limited exclusion and cease and desist orders from going into effect. The orders were issued in response to Arista’s infringement of two Cisco patents. That means that effective today, Arista […]Protecting Innovation: Presidential Review Period Expires in ‘945 Investigation

Protecting Innovation: ITC Enforcement Action Initial Determination

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We received word today that an ITC judge has issued a decision that Arista’s redesigned products do not continue to use the Cisco “SysDB” patented technology, which Arista was found to have infringed in the ITC’s “944 Investigation”.  The judge’s order is subject to review by the full Commission, and we plan to request a […]Protecting Innovation: ITC Enforcement Action Initial Determination

Update: U.S. Patent and Trade Office Reviews

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Cisco is pleased that the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (U.S. PTO) upheld the validity of our ‘537 patent, which covers Cisco’s proprietary SysDB technology. ITC enforcement proceedings addressing Arista’s continued infringement on this patent are underway. These enforcement proceedings are a key step in determining whether Arista’s redesigned products continue to use IP copied […]Update: U.S. Patent and Trade Office Reviews

Enough is Enough – Change Must Begin Now

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Beginning last week, many organizations around the globe found themselves responding to infected computers in their environments that were hit with new malicious ransomware called “WannaCry.” Most other organizations reacted quickly to protect their network-critical files from being taken hostage by cyber criminals and held for ransom. And we are now seeing new variants of […]Enough is Enough – Change Must Begin Now

Protecting Innovation: Commission Upholds Judge’s Ruling in ITC ‘945 Investigation

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This afternoon the International Trade Commission ruled that Arista switches infringe two additional Cisco patents, covering addressable memory and control plane policing, which are core technologies in network switching. By confirming Administrative Law Judge McNamara’s Initial Determination, the Commission brings the total confirmed Arista patent violations to five. Today’s ruling in the “945 Investigation” concludes Commission review of the two cases brought by Cisco in […]Protecting Innovation: Commission Upholds Judge’s Ruling in ITC ‘945 Investigation

Protecting Innovation: Update on ITC Enforcement Action

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Opening statements for the ITC ‘944 investigation enforcement hearing began this afternoon, and the full evidentiary hearing should be complete tomorrow. In the ITC’s final decision last summer, Arista was found to infringe three Cisco patents, including our SysDB patent. While Arista claims to have redesigned its products to avoid Cisco’s SysDB patent, they declined […]Protecting Innovation: Update on ITC Enforcement Action

Legal Services Funding Supports Integrity of our Legal System

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Our market economy, which produces goods and services and jobs for billions around the world, is built on the foundation of a strong commercial law system – a foundation that promises “a deal is a deal”, that rights and obligations can be enforced through courts offering equal justice under law. For companies like mine, access to […]Legal Services Funding Supports Integrity of our Legal System