The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling — which, if things go in an extreme direction, could lead to an injunction against Arista’s switches — was supposed to come out yesterday. But due to the snowstorms socking Washington, D.C., the ITC was closed for a couple of work days starting last Friday. The office opened yesterday, but on a “delayed arrival” basis.
Given all the disruption, administrative law judge David Shaw postponed the ruling, Barrons reported.
(Not that it’s relevant, but in Arista and Cisco’s home turf of Silicon Valley, the weather was sunny and 52° at press time.)
Cisco is suing Arista, alleging several patent infringements and copyright violation. This week’s would-be ITC ruling covers only some of the patents; a separate ITC action is scheduled for a ruling in April.
Arista fired back on Monday with a countersuit accusing Cisco of violating antitrust law.