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...
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 […]
Protecting Innovation: Presidential Review Period Expires in ‘945 Investigation
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: ITC Enforcement Action Initial Determination
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 […]