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Navico and Garmin® resolve patent disputes

by Navico and Garmin® 7 Feb 19:26 UTC 7 February 2018
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Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced today that they have ended a three-year-long legal dispute relating to sonar and auto guidance patents. The agreement includes a broad cross licensing of patents and other intellectual property, which will allow both companies to bring new innovations to the market faster and benefit all marine customers.

“Research and development of game-changing technologies like our DownScan Imaging is the lifeblood of our business and the marine electronics industry,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “We are very pleased with this resolution, which includes guidelines for the future cross licensing of technologies for the benefit of both of our customers.”

”This is an exciting time as new technology is bringing positive change to the marine market,” said Cliff Pemble, President and CEO, Garmin. “This resolution allows us to focus all of our energy to bring even more innovation to our marine customers.”

For more information on the Navico brands, please visit www.lowrance.com, www.simrad-yachting.com, pro.simrad-yachting.com and www.bandg.com, and to find out more about the Navico Group of companies, visit www.navico.com. For more information on Garmin, please visit www.garmin.com.

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