VW, Garmin Still On Road To Trial In GPS Patent Row

By Megan Leonhardt (September 28, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge declined to rule Monday on traffic reporting company Triangle Software LLC's claims alleging Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Garmin International Inc. infringed its patents covering navigation technology. 

Triangle lodged its suit against Garmin and VW, as well as TomTom Inc. and radio programming provider Westwood One Inc., in December 2010, claiming the four companies produced, marketed and sold products that infringed its GPS-related patents.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton denied Garmin and VW's motions for summary judgment on the noninfringement and invalidity of Triangle's five patents-in-suit, saying there were genuine issues of fact...

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