GPS Giants Lay Down Swords In Global Patent Spat

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two of the world's top global-position-system device makers, Garmin Corp. and TomTom Inc., have called a truce in their worldwide patent war, settling all their litigation in the United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Although the companies announced the global deal Thursday, they wouldn't reveal any details about the terms of the settlement.

The U.S. litigation between the companies began in early 2006 when Garmin sued its competitor for selling products that allegedly infringed its patents — U.S. Patent Numbers 6,901,330; 6,687,615; 6,999,873; 6,188,956; 6,850,844...
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