US News: Acacia subsidiary settles litigation with Garmin, Magellan and TomTom

US News: Acacia subsidiary settles litigation with Garmin, Magellan and TomTom

The litigation was pending in the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

The patented technology generally relates to systems and methods for transmitting, receiving and displaying traffic information on portable handheld and mobile displays.

The technology is used to identify traffic congestion and can be used with in-vehicle navigation display and portable handheld units such as cell phones and PDAs.

Acacia Research's subsidiaries develop, acquire, and license patented technologies, and currently control 91 patent portfolios, which include US patents and certain foreign counterparts.

Acacia and its subsidiaries have recently settled a string of disputes with Xata, Universal, AT&T, Microsoft and Shell Oil.


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