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Simrad and Sea Ray announce partnership

In partnership with Sea Ray, the Simrad Go series, NSS evo3 and NSO black box systems are now an optional feature for owners of new 2018 model year Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. The Simrad displays are designed to offer Sea Ray owners a user-friendly interface for all functions including charting, vessel management and integrated CHIRP and sonar. ...

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Federal jury rules in Navico/Garmin case, awards $38 million in damages

Navico announced that a Texas federal jury has found that Garmin Ltd. willfully infringed two of Navico’s DownScan Imaging sonar patents and awarded Navico $38,755,000 in damages. The district court judge has discretion to increase the damages to account for the jury’s finding that Garmin’s infringement was willful. The infringement finding concerned two of Navico’s patents relating to marine sonar ...

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Lowrance HOOK Fishfinders now standard on G3 Boats

Lowrance announced an exclusive agreement with G3 Boats to include Lowrance HOOK fishfinder/chartplotter displays on all 2018 model Sportsman Series fishing boats. Lowrance HOOK fishfinder/chartplotters come with a SolarMAX display and Lowrance sonar performance, including Advanced Signal Processing (ASP), Trackback, Broadband and CHIRP sonar. Select models also include DownScan Imaging for picture-like images of fish-holding structure directly beneath the boat. ...

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Navico acquires Naviop

Navico – manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands – announced the finalization of an agreement to acquire Naviop, a marine monitoring and control systems manufacturer. Providing the integration framework to capture data from all boating systems, Naviop creates a digital ecosystem on boats outfitted with Simrad, Lowrance and B&G marine electronics, with ...

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Navico responds to court of appeals ruling

Navico has responded to an announcement that a U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a previous ruling in favor of Navico in one of its patent lawsuits against Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). “Obviously, we are disappointed in the appellate court’s decision following four rulings in Navico’s favor on this matter,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “As a result, we are analyzing ...

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Court of Appeals reverses ITC order in Navico, Garmin case

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a December 2015 finding by the International Trade Commission that Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), had infringed Navico patents related to downscan sonar. Specifically, the Federal Circuit ruled that two of Navico’s patents were invalid and that Garmin’s DownVü sonar does not infringe a third Navico ...

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CBP rules Garmin’s DownVü not admissible in U.S.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection ruled on June 5, 2017 that Garmin’s DownVü products are not admissible into the United States. This ruling comes on the heels of an Enforcement Initial Determination filed by an International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge on May 25, 2017, which found that Garmin violated the cease-and-desist orders issued in 2015 regarding the importation ...

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ITC judge issues determination in Garmin/Navico case, Garmin to appeal

An Enforcement Initial Determination filed by an Administrative Law Judge at the International Trade Commission made an initial determination in the enforcement proceeding brought by Navico, Inc. against Garmin. The ALJ’s initial determination concluded that Garmin’s sale of certain DownVü sonar products violated the ITC’s December 2015 orders arising from a previous Navico-Garmin ITC investigation. The ALJ recommends a fine ...

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Lowrance celebrates 60 years

Lowrance announced today plans for the celebration of its 60th anniversary. Founded by Darrell J. Lowrance in 1957, the company designed and manufactured the original FISH LO-K-TOR – the first transistorized sonar product to display individual fish and show their depths. The FISH LO-K-TOR sold over a million units from 1959 to 1984. Over its history, Lowrance introduced the first ...

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Navico director of sales named to NMEA Board of Directors

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced that Sean Hatherley, director of sales for Navico Americas, has been named to the board of directors of the National Marine Electronics Association. NMEA board members are appointed to a three-year term where they work together to create and promote NMEA strategies and programs. ...

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