FedEx Faces Suit Over Bar Code Patent

Law360 (August 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- FedEx Corp. has been hit with a new lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas that alleges the package delivery company is liable for infringing a single patent relating to bar codes.

BarTex filed its lawsuit Thursday, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, naming FedEx Corp., FedEx Express Corp., FedEx Ground Package System Inc. and FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Services Inc. as defendants.

At issue in the suit is U.S. Patent Number 6,666,377—entitled “Bar code data entry device” and issued...
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