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Author: dumaflotchie Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 74290  
Subject: RFID Royalties.....Found One....Maybe Date: 7/17/2004 5:40 PM
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http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20040716S0010

Intermec, based in Everett, Wash., says it has contributed technology protected by a dozen patents, and does not intend to provide all of the intellectual property royalty-free.

“It's not our intention to give away our innovation and IP,” Mike Wills, vice president and general manager of Intermec, said.


Intermec, a division of UNOVA Inc., acquired the technology in 1997 through the purchase of Amtech Corp. Its royalties are expected to add to the cost of RFID tags.

Here may be a play on open proprietary control of the RFID space (symbol UNA):

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=UNA&d=t

Dunno how significantly this could even affect a $1 Billion market cap company anyway but there you go.

FWIW, the chart:

http://stockcharts.com/def/servlet/SC.web?c=una





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