Business Sense Prevails as Round Rock Wins Round One (but It’s Not Over Yet)

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018092

 

The Round Rock Dominoes Are Falling into Place

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After 2 years of argument, discussion, and lawsuits, Motorola Solutions and Smartrac blinked first in November 2013 and signed a licensing agreement with Round Rock Research. In the following weeks, a number of high-profile companies have followed suit, including Alien Technology, Avery Dennison, Invengo, and Nordic ID. Previously, Checkpoint and Intelleflex had also been announced. Round Rock now claims to have nearly all EPC tag vendors and the vast majority of reader vendors active in the U.S. market signed up.

An Agreement over Lawsuit: A Business Decision

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Since the first lawsuits were filed against 10 or so end-users in 2011, vendors had been clear that they did not feel that the patents had significant weight or threatened the adoption of RFID by e...

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