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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):

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

FWIW, the chart:

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