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Legal Proceedings Schedule


944 Investigation – International Trade Commission
  • Presiding Judge: ALJ David Shaw
  • Asserted Patents: 8,356,296 (Dropped), 7,162,537, 7,340,597, 7,290,164, 6,741,592, 7,200,145
  • Cisco filed an enforcement action complaint on 8/26/2016

Key Dates:

Event Date
ITC Hearing September 9-11 and 15-17, 2015
ALJ Final Initial Determination (ID) February 2, 2016
ITC Commission Final Determination June 23, 2016
Presidential Review Period Ends August 22, 2016
CBP Approval of Redesigned Products November 18, 2016
CBP Revocation Letter January 13, 2017

Enforcement Action Filed August 26, 2016
ITC Hearing April 5, 2017
ALJ Final Initial Determination (ID) June 20, 2017
ITC Commission Final Determination (FD) September 20, 2017


945 Investigation – International Trade Commission
  • Presiding Judge: ALJ MaryJoan McNamara
  • Asserted Patents: 6,377,577, 7,023,853, 7,224,668, 8,051,211, 7,460,492 and 7,061,875

Key Dates:

Event Date
ITC Hearing November 9-20, 2015
ALJ Final Initial Determination (ID) December 9, 2016
ITC Commission Final Determination May 1, 2017
Presidential Review Period Ends July 1, 2017

 

Documents Relating to the ITC 945 Investigation

Inter Partes Review (IPRs) in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Patent IPR Number Filing Date Institution Hearing Final Decision (latest)
7,340,597 2015-00978 Apr. 1, 2015 Oct. 6, 2015 July 2016 Some Claims Invalidated
8,051,211 2015-00975 Apr. 1, 2015 Oct. 6, 2015 July 2016 Some Claims Invalidated
7,224,668 2016-00309 Dec. 9, 2015 June 11, 2016 March 7, 2017 June 11, 2017
6,377,577 2016-00303 Dec. 9, 2015 June 11, 2016 March 7, 2017 June 11, 2017
7,023,853 2016-00306 Dec. 9, 2015 June 6, 2016 March 7, 2017 June 6, 2017
7,162,537 2016-00308 Dec. 9, 2015 June 11, 2016 March 7, 2017 June 11, 2017

** Dates in italics are estimated

District Court – Patent Case (Docket No. 4:14-CV-05343-JSW)

  • Presiding Judge: Judge Jeffrey White
  • Asserted Patents: Same patents asserted in the 944 and 945 ITC Investigations
  • Key Dates: The case has been stayed pending resolution of the ITC investigations and their full appeals.
District Court – Copyright Case (Docket No. 5:14-CV-05344-BLF)

  • Presiding Judge: Judge Beth Freeman
  • Copyright Claim: Cisco accuses Arista of infringing its copyright with respect to 500 commands used in its Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Asserted Patents: Cisco also accuses Arista of infringing two patents 7,047,526 and 7,953,886
  • Key Dates: Jury selection on November 21, 2016; trial begins on November 28, 2016

Documents Relating to the District Court - Copyright Case

 

District Court – Antitrust Case (Docket No. 5:16-CV-00923)
  • Presiding Judge: Judge Beth Freeman
  • Antitrust Claim: Arista accuses Cisco of violations of Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2, and California's Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq

Documents relating to the Antitrust Case

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For a more detailed description of the litigation and associated risks and uncertainties, please see our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which may be found either on Arista’s IR website at www.arista.com or at www.sec.gov.