U.S. Trade Rep approves import ban on Arista devices, says rival Cisco

By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative has upheld an import ban on Arista Networks Inc's ethernet switches following a federal commission's finding in June that the company's products infringed patents owned by rival Cisco Systems Inc, Cisco said. The decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which investigates purported violations of U.S. intellectual property, stemmed from a complaint Cisco filed in December 2014 about the switches, which are used in computer data centers and servers. In a blog post on the company's website on Monday, Cisco general counsel Mark Chandler said the import ban was to start on Tuesday.

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