TomTom, Garmin Beat GPS Patent Suit In Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 4:45 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing a patent case against GPS makers TomTom Inc. and Garmin International Inc. over a patent covering GPS display technology, finding that there was no issue of material fact to the appeal.

A three-judge panel held that a lower court correctly ruled that the patent was anticipated by prior art.

The appeal was brought by Peter V. Boesen, one of the principals of SP Technologies LLC, which originally brought the suit alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Number 6,784,873,...
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