Garmin® Announces Victory in Pacing Technologies Patent Case
OLATHE, Kan. -- March 11, 2014
Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) , the
global leader in satellite navigation, announced victory todayin 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 ledby 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.
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks
are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Garmin International Inc.
Ted Gartner, 913-397-8200
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