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Garmin Secures Victory in Triangle Software Patent Case

Paul, Weiss obtained a significant victory for client Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin USA, Inc. in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from a patent suit brought by Triangle Software in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's entry of judgment in favor of Garmin that Garmin's portable navigation devices did not infringe Triangle's five patents directed at traffic information technology. The products at issue included many of Garmin's popular Nuvi and Zumo product lines, and Triangle alleged that the total amount of infringing sales was more than $2 billion. On November 9, 2011, Paul, Weiss obtained a favorable jury verdict of noninfringement on three of the five patents, with the jury hung on the remaining two patents. On February 14, 2012, the district court adopted the jury's decision and held that there was no infringement of Triangle's remaining two patents.

On February 12, 2013, after Triangle appealed, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in its entirety.

The Paul, Weiss team representing Garmin was led by intellectual property litigation partners David Ball and Nicholas Groombridge.

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