Arista Networks (ANET) barred from selling infringed products in US

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Andrew Rapacke is a registered patent attorney and serves as Managing Partner at The Rapacke Law Group, a full service intellectual property law firm.

As of July 5th, Artisa Networks, Inc. (Artisa) is completely barred from importing and selling certain products found by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to violate Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco) Patents.

After Cisco filed the initial ITC complaint alleging infringement of six of its patents, the ITC issued a Final Determination on May 5th, finding that two patents were being infringed, and it issued a limited exclusion order for those Artisa products. Artisa was permitted to continue importing and selling those products during the 60-day Presidential review period following the order in exchange for posting a 5% bond.

In a separate proceeding, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) subsequently invalidated those same two patents on which the ITC based its order. Despite an emergency motion on June 2nd to the ITC seeking a suspension of the ban pending any appeals of the PTAB ruling, the ITC has yet to rule on Artisa’s motion.

Consequently, the ITC ban remains, and with the 60-day Presidential review period over, the ban is in full effect preventing all importation or sales of those products.


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