Jury Finds Garmin GPS Devices Infringed Ambato Patent

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- GPS device maker Garmin International Inc. said Friday that a Texas federal jury had reached a verdict in its patent dispute with Ambato Media LLC, finding that Ambato's television receiver patent is infringed by some of Garmin's personal navigation devices.

The jury awarded Ambato $500,000 in damages, according to Garmin, which is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd.

The jury held that Garmin's personal navigation devices, which previously used the MSN Direct service, infringed on Ambato’s patent, according to Garmin.

"Although we disagree that Ambato's ‘television receiver’...
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