This Garmin patent directed towards a navigation device has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of clocks and watches and other measuring instruments, checking and signalling instruments. Garmin Ltd. was awarded U.S. Patent D611364 entitled “Navigation device” on March 9, 2010. The patent has been cited 126 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.
Link: U.S. Patent D611364
Garmin filed this patent on February 26, 2009 giving it a processing time of 376 days (compared to an average processing time of 351 in the field). They have a total number of 252 patents. The first named inventor is Warren R. Stevens of Olathe, KS. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Antoine D Davis.
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