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Navinfo Wins Copyright Infringement Suit

Beijing News, 8/11/08

The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court recently ruled in favor of Beijing-based GPS navigation map provider Navinfo in its copyright infringement suit against Shanghai Acorn Network Technology Development and sales agent Beijing Acorn Trade - both affiliated entities of Acorn International (NYSE: ATV) - as well as developer Shenzhen Careland Computing Systems Technology.

Navinfo filed the suit earlier after finding that Acorn had copied digital maps for 11 cities for its own e-Roda GPS navigation systems, and sought damages of RMB 2.5 mln.

The court found the defendants guilty of infringement and ordered them to halt all infringing use of the city maps, issue an apology, and pay RMB 580,000 in damages.

Keywords: Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court Acorn International ATV Acorn Network Acorn Trade penalty Careland copyright GPS wireless navigation NavInfo IPR infringement law litigation

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