Electronic Labelmakers Collide In RFID Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An electronic labeling company has sounded a legal alarm against a Japanese rival for allegedly infringing a patent for tiny microchips used for inventory management and tracking.

Avery Dennison Corp. filed a suit Friday against Toray International Inc. over a method for making radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices. The technology allows users to access information stored on microchips that are connected to radio frequency antennas.

Avery and Toray manufacture the technology to count and locate objects through supply chains faster, more accurately and at lower...
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