Cisco wins Chinese battle

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Cisco wins Chinese battle


Cisco has called off its lawsuit against China's Huawei Technologies after winning its intellectual property battle over switches and routers.

"The completion of this lawsuit marks a victory for the protection of intellectual property rights," said Mark Chandler, vice-president and lawyer for Cisco.

Chandler said Huawei had agreed to change its command-line interface, user manuals, help screens and the source code in some of its products.

The move came after a third-party review of Huawei products. The Chinese company has stopped selling certain products and agreed to offer only new, modified products.

The lawsuit, brought in January 2003, alleged that Huawei's Quidway routers and switches infringed on Cisco's intellectual property.

3Com, which has a joint venture with Huawei, welcomed the news.

Matt Hamblen writes for Computerworld


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