ITC Affirms Garmin® Victory in Pioneer Patent Litigation
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a final determination on June 24 finding no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act with respect to Garmin's imported navigation products. An ITC administrative law judge previously ruled that Garmin's products do not infringe any of the patents asserted by Pioneer.
“Garmin respects intellectual property rights and is never afraid to defend itself against illegitimate patent claims. We are very pleased that the ITC validated our legal positions. This decision represents the fourth consecutive U.S. patent lawsuit that Garmin has won. ” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s vice president and general counsel.
The final determination terminates the ITC's review of Garmin's products. Related litigation between Garmin and Pioneer in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas was recently stayed pending the ITC's final determination and any appellate review.
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