Saturday, February 7, 2015

Arista Comments on Cisco ITC Litigation

In a press statement, Arista Networks reiterated its view that the two complaints made by Cisco before the the International Trade Commission (ITC) lack merit.  Arista said Cisco’s unorthodox methods of publicizing them suggest a deliberate effort by Cisco to use the courts to gain a marketing opportunity.

“The Commission institutes an investigation in response to virtually every complaint that is filed. Thus, the decision to institute based upon Cisco’s complaints is an expected procedural event,” said Marc Taxay, Vice President and General Counsel for Arista Networks. “Naturally, we will aggressively defend against Cisco’s allegations and look forward to presenting our case to the Commission.”

Arista will report its financial results on Thursday, February 19th.