Arista litigation

August 6, 2018


Joint Statement – Agreement Resolving Litigation

The following is a joint statement from Cisco and Arista regarding the existing litigation.

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 […]

June 21, 2017


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 […]

January 14, 2017


Protecting Innovation: CBP Revokes Approval of Arista Redesign

Late yesterday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s supposedly “redesigned” products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent.  You can read CBP’s letter of revocation here. The revocation covers all Arista products.  This means that Arista has lost the authorization to import or continue selling its products […]