Symbol and Intermec resolve dispute

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Symbol and Intermec have agreed to settle their dispute over intellectual property.

Both companies have agreed to cross-license certain patents and are enterring into four-year covenants not to sue for those remaining. They have also released patent infringement damage claims that may have existed on the settlement date or may arise before the covenants expire.

In March 2005, Symbol filed lawsuits alleging that Intermec was infringing certain Symbol bar code scanning and wireless patents. Intermec responded by filing counterclaims and a complaint in the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that Symbol was infringing certain Intermec bar code scanning patents.

In September 2005, Intermec and Symbol resolved the portion of their dispute that concerned RFID.

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