Garmin Sued for Patent Infringement in Wristwatch Touchscreen Technology

Garmin Accused of Patent Infringement for Smartwatch Technology

In the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, a lawsuit has been filed against Garmin Ltd., accusing them of violating patents related to wristwatch touchscreens and other watch technology. The lawsuit was brought forth by Slyde Analytics LLC, a non-practicing entity, who owns nine patents in question as outlined in the complaint.

The patents in question generally pertain to methods and apparatuses related to wristwatches with a digital display. Specifically, Garmin is accused of infringing on Patent 9,651,922, which outlines a method for a wristwatch to detect fingers and interpret touch signals. This claim is based on Garmin’s production and sale of smartwatches with a digital display.

Garmin’s smartwatches are allegedly in violation of Slyde’s patents and the lawsuit seeks damages for the infringement. The matter will now be further examined and decided upon by the court. As of yet, Garmin has not provided any statement regarding the lawsuit or its allegations.

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