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5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending June 29, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

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Arista Networks Notches Victory In Patent Battle With Cisco

Arista scored a victory this week in its long-running, contentious legal battle to prove that it did not infringe on Cisco Systems' patents.

On Wednesday the U.S. International Trade Commission concluded its so-called "945" investigation into Arista's alleged infringement on two Cisco patents. The ITC decision knocks down one of four claims Cisco has brought against Arista in a legal fight that has dragged on since late 2014.

The ITC also acknowledged that Arista had successfully developed new versions of its products that avoid potential infringement on Cisco patents. "Cisco has failed to show… that Arista's redesigned products infringe… or that Arista has directly infringed by contributing to or inducing infringement by its customers," the ITC said.

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