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DOJ DOES NOT CHALLENGE CONSORTIUM’S RADIO FREQUENCY PATENT LICENSING AGREEMENT

On October 21, 2008, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) decided not to challenge a joint licensing agreement by RFID Consortium LLC (“RFID”) for patents to comply with ultra high frequency radio frequency identification (“UHF RFID”) technology, which has a variety of uses including airline baggage tracking, retail product inventory and ticketing for events. RFID is a group of companies that hold at least one essential UHF RFID patent. According to the DOJ, the proposal could result in cost savings and greater access to the technology, ultimately benefitting competition and consumers.


Andre Barlow

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