SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) today announced its response to the Initial
Determination (ID) made by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) today in
International Trade Commission (ITC) Investigation No. 337-TA-944. After
Cisco Systems asserted six patents in the ‘944 investigation, Cisco
dropped one patent and five remaining patents were asserted against four
different features within Arista’s software, Extensible Operating System
(EOS). In his ID, Judge Shaw found that Arista did not infringe two of
the five patents thus clearing two of the four accused features.
“Our primary focus is the continued supply of products to our customers.
We respect the administrative process and the tireless work of the ALJ
in this preliminary decision. We strongly believe that we have not
infringed any of the patents in the investigation and look forward to
the final determination of the full commission in June 2016,” said Marc
Taxay, Vice President, General Counsel of Arista Networks.
Cisco filed the ITC complaint against Arista on December 19, 2014. This
is the first initial determination after a hearing that occurred in
September of 2015 in Washington, DC. While still subject to review,
Arista intends to fully address the infringement allegations with a new
release of EOS available for software download in Q2 2016.
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 five 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.
ARISTA, EOS, CloudVision and Spline are among the registered and
unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around
the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of
their respective owners.
Additional information and resources can be found at www.arista.com
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” including, but
not limited to, statements regarding our ability to address the
infringement allegations asserted in the ITC through a new release of
our software and 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 a number of uncertainties and
risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated in the forward-looking statements including: Arista
Network’s ability to obtain a determination that alternative product
implementations are not covered by remedial orders and other risks and
uncertainties set forth in our filings with the SEC available on Arista
Network'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.
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Source: Arista Networks, Inc.