KTMC LLP and Condo Roccia Koptiw Defeat Summary Judgment Motion in E. D. of Va.

By Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP // September 28th, 2011

Condo Roccia Koptiw and KTMC LLP successfully defended their client, Triangle Software of Santa Clara, California, against a summary judgment motion for noninfringement and invalidity that was filed by Garmin International Inc.

The case is Triangle Software LLC v. Garmin International Inc. et al, case number 1:10-cv-01457, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

In December 2010, Triangle Software filed suit against Garmin International Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Inc., TomTom Inc., and Westwood One Inc., claiming the four companies produced, marketed and sold products that infringed its GPS-related patents.  In August, Garmin chose to challenge Triangle’s allegations, filing motions for summary judgment. However, on Monday, September 26th, 2011, U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton denied Garmin’s motions for summary judgment on the noninfringement and invalidity of Triangle’s five patents-in-suit, saying there were genuine issues of fact still in dispute.

The victory was recognized by Law360 in an article that was published today, September 28th, 2011. A copy of the article can be found here.

Triangle is represented by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP, Christian & Barton LLP and Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP.

Garmin is represented by Mary Catherine Zinsner, Robert Armistead Angle and Syed Mohsin Reza of Troutman Sanders LLP. Volkswagen is represented by John Worthington Bateman of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and Dana Duane McDaniel, Edward Everett Bagnell Jr., Mary Elizabeth Skora Davis and Maurice Francis Mullins of Spotts Fain PC.


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