Enables Alien® Customers to Operate Unencumbered by Round Rock Litigation Concerns
MORGAN HILL, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 – Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today announced a comprehensive licensing agreement with Round Rock Research LLC relative to radio frequency identification.
The agreement allows Alien to provide licensed tags and readers to its retailers, brand owners, supply chain partners and other Alien end-users. Users of Alien’s licensed reader and tag products, together or in combination with other products similarly licensed, have assurances that they are free from Round Rock RFID patent infringement assertions. The agreement also demonstrates Alien’s industry commitment and leadership by helping enable resolution of pending litigation between Round Rock and certain retailers and brand owners.
“Alien is in the unique position of providing UHF Passive RFID chips, tags and readers. Controlling all of these assets enables Alien to provide both licensed tags and readers to the industry,” said Dr. Weijie Yun, Alien Chief Executive Officer. “This agreement resolves risk of litigation and provides retailers and brand owners the assurance that products provided by Alien are licensed. This resolution is part of the larger industry effort to mitigate concerns caused by litigation and help return the market to the growth trends previously enjoyed.”
About Alien Technology
Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are currently implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail apparel, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien’s facilities include corporation headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in the Dayton, OH region; and a sales office in Shanghai, China. Alien is a member of EPCglobal.
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