"Garmin disagrees with the ITC and plans to appeal the determination," said Andrew Etkind, Garmin vice president and general counsel. "Nevertheless, we do not expect the ruling to have any impact on Garmin customers or products. Garmin has already modified our software to address the ITC's ruling, and we are ready to ship those products today. The ruling will have no impact on Garmin products already purchased by our customers and dealers, or any products purchased going forward."
Garmin SideVü scanning sonar products are available now with the redesigned software. While the redesign does address the ITC's findings, end-users and dealers will not notice a change to installation or compatibility with existing Garmin products or accessories. No action is necessary for dealers with existing inventory.
The orders will go into effect pending the mandatory review by the U.S. trade representative and Garmin can continue selling products until the mandatory review.
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