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Controversy Flares Over RFID Patent Fees
Will Intermec's recent lawsuits stunt the RFID industry's development? Or would the company licensing fees simply be absorbed by RFID's unstoppable growth?
Aug 18, 2004—This article was originally published by RFID Update.
August 18, 2004—Intermec's actions on the intellectual property front may have a far-reaching impact on the RFID market's development - or they may not. Some shrug off the RFID maker's recent posture as a predictable move by a company eager to capitalize on its IP. Others feel broadsided, seeing it as a surprising shift in an industry that has historically acted collaboratively in the intesest of growing the market. One thing is for sure: Intermec's next moves will be watched closely as the industry tries to interpret the relationship between IP, standards, and the RFID market's growth.
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