Garmin® Announces Victory in Pacing Technologies Patent Case
OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) , the global leader in satellite navigation, announced victory today in the lawsuit brought by Pacing Technologies, LLC, against Garmin. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted Garmin’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement and found that Garmin’s popular Forerunner® and Edge® products could not be covered by Pacing’s patent. The Court’s decision is subject to appeal.
“This is yet another victory for Garmin in its campaign against the plague of bogus patent lawsuits that have corrupted the patent system at a huge cost to American industry and consumers,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s vice president and general counsel. “Garmin’s fitness products are nothing like the playback devices described in Pacing’s patent and we‘re pleased that the Court was able to summarily dispose of this lawsuit.”
Garmin was represented by a team led by Nicholas Groombridge and Jennifer Wu of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, Forerunner, and Edge are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
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