Symbol, Intermec Settle Bitter RFID Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (September 7, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rivals Symbol Technologies and Intermec Technologies Corp. have settled a bitter and publicly fought patent dispute over an emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods.

Under the terms of the agreement, Symbol has signed on as a participant in Intermec's Rapid Start RFID intellectual property licensing program, which will give Symbol access to various Intermec RFID patent portfolios. In turn, Intermec will be privy to Symbol's RFID intellectual property through cross-licensing provisions.

With the settlement deal, Symbol appears to...
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