Garmin’s Smartwatch Technology at the Center of Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Slyde Analytics LLC has filed a lawsuit against Garmin Ltd., alleging that their smartwatches are infringing on patents related to wristwatch touchscreens and other watch technology. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with Slyde claiming ownership of nine patents that are in question.

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 involves a method for a wristwatch to detect fingers and interpret touch signals. Garmin is alleged to be making and selling smartwatches with a digital display that infringes on this patent.

This lawsuit highlights the ongoing issue of patent infringement within the technology industry. It will be interesting to see how Garmin responds to these allegations and what the outcome of the lawsuit will be. In the meantime, consumers may want to stay informed about these developments in order to make informed decisions about purchasing smartwatches in the future.

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