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Did IBM Miss the Boat By Selling the RFID Patents?

This interview addresses Big Blue's relationship with RFID, past and future.
Nov 15, 2004This article was originally published by RFID Update.

November 15, 2004—One of the biggest behind-the-scenes developments in RFID this year was Intermec's decision to charge licensing fees to companies that incorporate fundamental RFID technology for which it owns the intellectual property. Those familiar with the story will know that the intellectual property in question was actually purchased by Intermec from IBM in 1997. The question is: did IBM make a mistake in selling this IP that will probably be incorporated into EPCglobal's GEN 2 standard? According to IBM's Senior VP of Research, no. IBM sees its RFID opportunity in solutions and services, not in hardware. This interview addresses that and other questions regarding Big Blue's relationship with radio frequency identification.

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