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 […]
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 […]
Update: U.S. Patent and Trade Office Reviews
Update (6/01/2017): We disagree with the Patent Office decision regarding the ‘668 patent, particularly since the ITC rejected Arista’s validity challenges and found the patent both valid and infringed. We intend to appeal the Patent Office’s decision, which will be the final determination regarding validity of the ‘668 patent. The Patent Office’s decision here has […]
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 […]
Protecting Innovation: Update on ITC Enforcement Action
UPDATE (April 7, 2017): The U.S. CBP agency today decided to allow importation of Arista’s redesigned products into the U.S. while the ITC enforcement proceedings for case ‘944 are underway. The decision was issued after the agency met with counsel for both parties in late February, where our outside counsel expressed concerns about the Arista […]
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 […]
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.
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.