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Cisco drops suit against Huawei

Jul 28, 20042 mins

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Cisco drops suit against Huawei

By Phil Hochmuth

Network World Fusion, 07/28/04

Cisco this week dropped its copyright lawsuit against Huawei Technologies after confirming that the China-based network vendor stopped sales of disputed products and changed the look of its software and user manuals.

Cisco alleged that Huawei used a replica of Cisco’ command line interface, as well pieces of Cisco IOS source code in its products, and that it distributed material from Cisco product manuals. The suit was suspended last October when Huawei agreed to stop selling disputed routers and switches and changed is manuals and software. The suit has now been dropped after an independent investigation confirmed Huawei had stopped using Cisco intellectual property.

Cisco did not give other details on the dropping of its suit, or on the independent investigation of the Huawei products.

“We are pleased to conclude the litigation as a result of the steps that were taken to address our concerns,” said Mark Chandler, Cisco’s vice president and general counsel, in a statement.

Cisco sued Huawei, China’s largest telecom equipment vendor, in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, 18 months ago.

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