Garmin, TomTom Nix Touch-Screen Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 8, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT) -- Garmin International Inc. and TomTom Inc. have won their bid to invalidate SP Technologies LLC's patent covering a method for entering data on a touch-screen display on the grounds that several of the patent's claims are anticipated by an earlier navigation system.

Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the navigation device makers' motion for summary judgment of invalidity on Wednesday, ruling that a navigation system sold with the 1996 Acura RL encompasses the features described in...
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