Infringement Award against Cisco Increased to $64M

  • April 11, 2011

A federal jury has ordered Cisco to pay $64M in after a new trial on damages. A new trial was ordered after the judge in the case determined that remarks made by Cisco’s lawyer may have influenced the Texas jury’s earlier award, in May 2010 of just $3.7M. During cross examination of the inventor of the wireless networking  technology patent, Cisco’s attorney asked the inventor (who is Jewish) what he had eaten at a local BBQ restaurant and then remarked, “I bet not pork.”


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