Patent Board Turns Away Challenge To Computer Processing Patent

Mealey's (June 9, 2016, 12:13 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Efforts by Arista Networks Inc. to invalidate a single claim of a Cisco Systems Inc. patent were unsuccessful on June 6, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied a petition for inter partes review (IPR) (Arista Networks Inc. v. Cisco Systems Inc., No. IPR2016-00304, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160620-009Z.)

According to the PTAB, the petition asserts “substantially similar prior art” as was asserted in a separate petition for IPR by Arista in 2015 (No. IPR2015-00976) (the ‘976 IPR). Moreover, the PTAB...
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