SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland/December 16, 2010/Business Wire/ - Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) announced today that the U.S. International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) has issued an initial determination in the ITC Section 337 investigation initiated by Pioneer Corporation (Investigation No. 337-TA-694).
The ALJ’s initial determination, which is subject to review by the Commission, ruled that Garmin’s products do not infringe any of the three patents asserted by Pioneer. This is the fourth consecutive victory by Garmin resulting from its determination to fight baseless patent claims.
“Garmin is very pleased with this ruling, and this initial determination confirms Garmin’s long-standing belief that Pioneer’s patents do not cover the modern navigation functionality found in Garmin’s products,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s vice president and general counsel.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – 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/newsroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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