ITC Issues $6.2M Fine In Satellite-Tracking IP Flap

By Brandon Lowrey (June 10, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission hit personal navigation company DeLorme InReach LLC with a $6.2 million fine Monday, saying the company violated a consent order by selling products containing imported technology that infringed on a BriarTek IP Inc. satellite-tracking patent.

The $6.2 million fine comes out to $27,500 for each of the 227 days that DeLorme violated the consent order, according to the ITC's order. The amount was far less than the $100,000 per day BriarTek had requested but is among the highest the commission has ordered to date.

DeLorme attorney Peter J. Brann of Brann & Isaacson called the ITC's...

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