Human rights & technology: How Cisco works to respect & uphold human rights
In honor of International Human Rights Day, Mark Chandler, Executive Vice President and Cisco's Chief Legal Officer, reflects on how respecting human rights is not only the right thing to do, it's also good for our business.
Protecting Our People
To ensure that all claims of unfair treatment by our employees are addressed, we’ve taken intentional steps to ensure that all arbitrations arising from claims brought by Cisco employees address specific concerns.
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 […]
A Changed Environment Requires a Changed Approach
Cisco Resolves Claims Related to Video Security Software Sold Between 2008 to 2014 As the world’s largest supplier of internet security hardware and software products and services, we’re reminded every...
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...