Why Cisco is taking action to keep America’s patent system strong
Cisco is a strong supporter of the US patent system. We own over 16,000 US patents, protecting our right to profit from the fruits of the $6 billion dollars we spend each year inventing new ways to connect the world and protect the safety of the Internet.
Why Does Poly Protect Employees Who Took Cisco Info?
Several weeks ago, in federal court, Cisco sued three former employees – James He, Wilson Chung, and Jedd Williams – for trade secret misappropriation. At the time, we believed they had acted individually, and therefore did not name their subsequent employer in the litigation. Today, based on new information, we have amended our action to […]
Cisco Calls for US Federal Privacy Legislation—Leveling the Privacy Playing Field
Enterprise-facing companies who do not monetize customer data through advertising, like Cisco, must ensure that our customers – and our customers’ customers – can trust how their data is handled.
Human Rights Must be Front and Center for Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Privacy
Artificial intelligence and the internet of things have the potential to drive unprecedented productivity, reduce pollution, and improve human health. With the rollout of advanced, high speed wireless connectivity known...
Using Technology to Promote High-Quality Patents with the USPTO, MIT Media Lab, and Google
Thanks to the leadership of US Patent and Trademark Director Andrei Iancu, a new era begins today in ensuring that US patents reflect real invention. Together with representatives from across...
Joint Statement – Agreement Resolving Litigation
The following is a joint statement from Cisco and Arista regarding the existing litigation.
Cisco General Counsel Calls for IPR Improvements to Protect Patentholders
Innovation is the life blood of our company. We invest more than $6 billion annually in research and development, and have over 14,000 issued US patents, reflecting the strength of...
Protecting Innovation: ITC Declines to Suspend Ruling; Orders Remain In Effect
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 […]