Intermec, Symbol resolve RFID dispute

Intermec Technologies Corp. and Symbol Technologies Inc. have settled their radio frequency identification (RFID) intellectual property dispute and placed all other pending and likely legal actions on hold as they attempt to resolve other intellectual property disputes.

Intermec filed a patent infringement suit in June 2004 against Matrics Corp. — now Symbol Technologies — related to Intermec’s RFID patents. Under the settlement, Symbol has jointed Intermec’s Rapid Start RFID intellectual property licensing program, which provides Symbol access to Intermec patents on RFID tags and fixed and portable readers, among others.

At the same time, Symbol is providing Intermec access to Symbol’s RFID intellectual property by exercising the cross-licensing provisions of the Rapid Start program.

With the agreement in place, Intermec will file for dismissal of its RFID lawsuit in the Delaware district court.