Cisco Comments on Completion of Lawsuit Against Huawei
Cisco confirmed today the completion of its lawsuit against Huawei Technologies, Co., LTD and its subsidiaries, Huawei America, Inc. and FutureWei Technologies, Inc., that was pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Huawei had agreed to change its command line interface, user manuals, help screens and portions of its source code to address Cisco's concerns. The completion of the lawsuit comes after a third party review of Huawei's products, and after Huawei discontinued the sale of products at issue in the suit; agreed to only offer for sale new, modified products on a worldwide basis; and submitted its relevant products for review by a neutral third party expert.
"The completion of this lawsuit marks a victory for the protection of intellectual property rights," said Mark Chandler, Vice President and General Counsel, Cisco Systems. "Innovation is the lifeblood of the industry, and protecting our intellectual property is of paramount importance to Cisco. We are pleased to conclude the litigation as a result of the steps that were taken to address our concerns."
Cisco filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Huawei Technologies, Co., LTD and its subsidiaries, Huawei America, Inc. and FutureWei Technologies, Inc. on January 23, 2003. The lawsuit was stayed in October 2003, pending the outcome of the neutral third party review process, and the stay was further extended in April, 2004.