Garmin® Victorious over Navico in ITC Patent Infringement Case
Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) announced today that an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an initial determination in the investigation brought by Navico Holdings AS against Garmin. The ALJ’s initial determination concluded that Garmin’s DownVüTM scanning sonar technology does not infringe upon any patented aspect of Navico’s downscan technology.
“Garmin is very pleased with the ALJ’s initial determination that our DownVü products are not covered by any Navico patent,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s vice president and general counsel. “This ruling demonstrates the steadfast determination by Garmin to fight any and all baseless patent claims.”
“Our competitors have been investing their resources in baseless litigation which does not benefit customers or the industry. We believe that investing in research and development results in unique innovations such as our DownVü sonar that offer superior value to our customers. This legal victory validates our approach.”
The ruling is subject to review by the ITC.
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