Why Cisco is taking action to keep America’s patent system strong
Cisco is a strong supporter of the US patent system. We own over 16,000 US patents, protecting our right to profit from the fruits of the $6 billion dollars we spend each year inventing new ways to connect the world and protect the safety of the Internet.
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...
Statement on House Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform Legislation
The House Judiciary Committee today approved patent reform legislation that helps create a level playing field for those seeking to encourage innovation. This is the second time in two weeks that a key Congressional committee voted in favor of reform. It is a clear demonstration of the bipartisan, bicameral support for reform. Like any legislation, […]
Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform
The Senate Judiciary Committee today overwhelmingly approved patent litigation reform, clearing a hurdle which proved insurmountable in the last Congress. This is a major milestone that demonstrates strong bipartisan, bicameral support for meaningful patent reform. It clears the way for the Senate to act. The bill approved by Committee takes a major step toward restoring […]
Cisco Welcomes Introduction of Senate Patent Litigation Reform Bill
The introduction of Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act of 2015 represents a major milestone on the long road to patent reform. On behalf of Cisco, let me thank Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Schumer, Lee, Hatch and Klobuchar for their work to forge bipartisan support for this legislation. The problem of abusive patent litigation […]
A Grammy-Class Outcome to the Rockstar Patents
Today’s definitive agreement for purchase of the Rockstar patents by a subsidiary of patent clearinghouse RPX Corporation, with simultaneous licensing of the portfolio to more than 30 technology companies, including Cisco, represents a victory for common sense.
Innovatio Case: Victory for Cisco Customers Makes the Case for Patent Reform
We're pleased to announce today that we've achieved full protection for millions of Cisco customers from the overblown and specious claims of a very aggressive patent assertion entity.