Mintz Levin Wins Patent Infringement Jury Trial against Garmin International for Client Ambato Media, LLC

07.18.2012 - Boston, MA

Represents First Patent Litigation Loss for Garmin

Members of the Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., achieved a significant victory in patent infringement litigation against Garmin International, Inc. on behalf of their client, Ambato Media, LLC.

A jury found that Garmin International had infringed on all three asserted claims of Ambato’s patent.  The court also held that the patent is valid.  This was Judge Rodney Gilstrap’s second jury trial in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas.

The case involved a patent on location-based processing of weather and point of interest data in GPS devices.  Prior to this decision, Garmin had touted that it had never lost a patent litigation case.

Representing Ambato Media, LLC were Joseph Hameline, Chairman of Mintz Levin’s Litigation Section and Howard Wisnia, a Member in the firm’s Intellectual Property Section.

Ambato CEO Hugh Svendsen commented “Joe, Howard, and the whole Mintz Levin team combined their vast experience in patent litigation with their strong technical understanding of the issues to assemble a truly compelling case.  The results clearly validate their effort.”

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