Intermec Launches RFID Licensing Program

Law360 (May 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A company that has snubbed industry efforts to contribute patents to the emerging RFID technology on a royalty-free basis has launched a licensing program to lure vendors into paying royalties in the next few months.

Intermec Technologies Corp. said that the licensing program would be available to equipment suppliers from June 1 to Aug. 31, after which advance fees and royalties would rise and licenses would be negotiated one by one.

The company has shaken up the industry by seeking royalties for a technology that other...
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