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ALJ Lord Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation as To Garmin in Certain Navigation Products (337-TA-900)

Eric W. Schweibenz
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office

July 11, 2014

Previously published on July 8, 2014

On June 30, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 23 in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 23, 2013 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “Furuno”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, including GPS devices, navigation and display systems, radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and related software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 6,424,292, 7,161,561, and 7,768,447.

According to Order No. 23, ALJ Lord granted a joint motion filed by Furuno and Respondents Garmin Ltd., Garmin International, Inc., Garmin North America, Inc., and Garmin USA, Inc. (collectively “Garmin”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Furuno and Garmin.

The investigation remains pending against other Respondents.


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