08 May 2017
California
Reporter: Barney Dixon
USITC rules in Arista v Cisco
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has upheld the administrative law judge’s ruling that Arista Networks infringed two Cisco patents.

This ruling brings the total number of confirmed patent violations by Arista to five.

The patents relate to addressable memory and control plane policing, which are core technologies in network switching.

The USITC recommended a cease and desist order, as well as an import ban. On top of this, Arista must pay a five percent bond on covered products sold or imported during the review period.

In a blog post, Cisco general counsel and secretary Mark Chandler said: “We thank Administrative Law Judge Mary Joan McNamara and the USITC for their diligence and review of evidence that led to this decision.”

“Soon we expect the full rationale and background for the findings in the case to be published, and hope that Arista does not again attempt to shroud non-technical findings about its unlawful conduct from the public.”

He added: “Cisco’s goal remains to force Arista to cease the intentional and pervasive infringement that come from its ‘culture of copying’.”

More news
The latest news from IPPro Patents
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
UPC order reaches UK parliament
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UPC is continuing its passage through the UK parliament after a tumultuous election and the recent Conservative-DUP deal
BBVA launches global patent office
26 June 2017 | Bilbao | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spanish Bank BBVA has created a global patent office to coordinate its intellectual property protection efforts
Jones Day bolsters IP practice
26 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Jones Day has added Andrea Jeffries and Emily Tait as partners to its intellectual property practice
Canon awarded $4.4 million in patent infringement case
23 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Canon has been awarded $4.4 million after a jury found Color Imaging and General Plastic Industrial guilty of wilfully infringing a Canon patent
Patents to get STRONGER with new bill
22 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The bill will make it easier and less costly for patent holders to enforce their patents, in turn strengthening the patent system.
Merchant & Gould hires patent trio
22 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Merchant & Gould has expanded its New York office with the addition of three new intellectual property attorneys.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie adds new patent associate
22 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has added Olga Katsnelson as an associate in its intellectual property practice group