Garmin® Victorious in Silver State Patent Lawsuit

Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation, announced victory today in
the lawsuit brought by Silver State Intellectual Technologies, LLC,
against Garmin. A jury sitting in the United States District Court for
the District of Nevada found that Silver State’s patents were invalid.
The decision is subject to appeal.

“Garmin and others pioneered the GPS navigation industry years before
Silver State filed its patents. We’re pleased that the jury rejected
Silver State’s insidious attempts to take credit for the hard work and
innovative products of real companies,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s
vice president and general counsel. “It remains an unfortunate and
serious problem that operating companies like Garmin are so often
subject to meritless patent suits based on bogus patents owned by
non-operating companies.”

Garmin was represented by a team led by Nicholas Groombridge and Jenny
Wu of Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and
wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live
an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units,
including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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Garmin International Inc.Ted Gartner, [email protected]