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Cisco Presses Arista Execs On Interface Choice At IP Trial

Law360, San Jose (November 30, 2016, 10:07 PM EST) -- Cisco Systems Inc. grilled Arista Networks Inc. executives Wednesday during the third day of their intellectual property trial on why Arista chose to use Cisco's command-line interface to create its popular computer networking switch products, raising questions about a practice Cisco says infringed its copyrights and a patent.

Cisco’s attorneys asked Arista's co-founder Kenneth Duda and Chief Customer Officer Anshul Sadana if they believed Arista used Cisco’s intellectual property when Arista engineers created its switches with Cisco’s text-based, command-line interface. Both executives, who worked for Cisco...
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