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

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 […]

December 9, 2016


Protecting Innovation: ITC Confirms Arista Products Violate Additional Cisco Patents

Cisco has won another important ruling from the ITC in our effort to stop Arista from using our intellectual property. In the Initial Determination for the second ITC investigation (known as ‘945), the judge confirmed that Arista has infringed another two Cisco patents covering critical core networking technology. That brings the total number of Cisco […]

August 22, 2016


Protecting Innovation: Facing the Facts

Today the U.S. Trade Representative concluded that the International Trade Commission's import ban and cease and desist order covering all Arista products will go into effect tomorrow.

July 28, 2016


Protecting Innovation: ITC Clear on Ruling, Remedy, and Rationale

This week the International Trade Commission (ITC) released the public version of its ‘944 ruling, which shows intentionality of Arista’s infringement, confirms that Cisco patents are valid, and rebuffs arguments against a ban

Protecting Innovation: Investors and Customers Deserve Transparency

On June 23, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Arista’s products infringed three Cisco patents. In roughly a week, the ITC will release a public version of the 60-page opinion laying out the full background and rationale for its decision. Given the importance of transparency for the industry, Cisco is asking the Commission to make the entire ruling public.

February 18, 2016


Protecting Innovation: Update on ITC Cases

Earlier this week, Cisco received some welcome news. The U.S Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Arista’s second attempt to invalidate a Cisco patent that was asserted in the ‘945 International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation. This is also a patent where the ITC staff recommended a finding of infringement. We are now looking forward to […]

October 9, 2015


ACI Security – Open, Consistent, for Everyone

Cisco is unquestionably leading in enterprise SDN adoption with over 1,000 ACI customers, 150+ customers in production, 45+ ecosystem partners benefiting from the ACI policy driven automation approach. The robust and open APIs made it easy for the technology partners to rapidly integrate with ACI. The result is customers have the broadest set of security, […]

Oracle v Google: Implications of the SCOTUS decision

We’ve promised to provide regular updates about important events related to our litigation to stop Arista’s wrongful copying of Cisco’s copyrighted and patented intellectual property. An action by the Supreme Court of the United States this week has the potential to change the landscape for our US District Court action related to our CLI technology. In […]

February 10, 2015


Protecting Innovation: Update on Status of Arista Litigation

Today Arista moved to formally delay the target date for completion of the ITC case by six months. These cases involve the pervasive copying of Cisco's intellectual property and these cases should progress quickly and we will oppose any delay.