SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) today announced that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued an Initial Determination (ID) in the ITC enforcement proceeding brought by Cisco Systems against Arista. In the ID, the ALJ found that Arista’s sale of its redesigned switch products does not violate the cease and desist order issued by the ITC with respect to U.S. Patent No. 7,162,537 as part of the underlying ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-944.
“This is an important step in bringing the 944 Investigation to conclusion and we look forward to the Commission’s Final Determination, which is currently scheduled to issue no later than September 20th,” said Marc Taxay, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Arista Networks. “We once again appreciate the tireless work of the ALJ in rendering the Initial Determination and are pleased with his findings that our redesigned products do not infringe the ‘537 patent and fully comply with the ITC’s order.”
The ALJ’s decision on the enforcement proceeding follows the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rulings on November 18, 2016 and April 7, 2017 that Arista’s redesigned products do not infringe the ‘537, ‘145 or ‘592 patents implicated in the 944 investigation and that Arista could again resume importation of its redesigned products into the United States.
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than ten million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the effectiveness of alternative product implementations to address the alleged infringement of certain Cisco patents as well as our ability to continue to provide products to our customers. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements including: the ability of Arista to import products or related components, the ability of Arista to develop alternative design implementations that are determined to be non-infringing the asserted patents, if contested in the ITC or U.S. Customs, and the ability to obtain favorable determinations by the ITC or U.S. Customs that such alternative product implementations are not covered by the ITC remedial orders, as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC available on Arista's website at www.arista.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Arista disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.