August 6, 2018


Joint Statement – Agreement Resolving Litigation

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

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

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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 […]

January 14, 2017


Protecting Innovation: CBP Revokes Approval of Arista Redesign

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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 […]

December 9, 2016


Protecting Innovation: ITC Confirms Arista Products Violate Additional Cisco Patents

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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 […]