Powell Gilbert successfully defends Garmin in design dispute over heart rate monitoring technology
A team led by partner Ari Laakkonen has successfully represented Garmin, a multinational technology company specialising in GPS and wearable technology, in a dispute over Garmin’s Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate monitoring technology. The UK High Court found that Garmin’s technology did not infringe two Registered Community Designs owned by PulseOn Oy anywhere in the European Union. Allegations of UK unregistered design infringement were discontinued during trial. Please see judgment.