Omni-ID, patent holder and supplier of high-performance, on-metal passive UHF RFID tags, today announced that is has reached a settlement agreement with RFID Tagsource.
Earlier this year, Omni-ID filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Xerafy and New Jersey-based RFID Tagsource asserting that Xerafy’s RFID products, which RFID Tagsource distributed, infringe Omni-ID’s United States Patent Nos. 7,768,400 and 7,880,619.
Omni-ID has now settled with RFID Tagsource, based on an agreement by RFID Tagsource not to make, use, sell or offer to sell or distribute Xerafy RFID products accused of infringement until the issues in Omni-ID’s lawsuit against Xerafy are resolved. RFID Tagsource also agreed to respect Omni-ID’s patent rights. Now that Omni-ID has settled its patent infringement claims against New Jersey-based RFID Tagsource, Omni-ID has moved its patent infringement lawsuit against Xerafy to New York and intends to fully enforce its patent rights against Xerafy in that lawsuit.
“We are very pleased to have reached a settlement with RFID Tagsource,” said George E. Daddis, Jr., PhD, CEO of Omni-ID. “This agreement represents a positive step forward in preserving the value of our IP. Omni-ID has made significant investments toward creating on-metal RFID technologies; we will continue to aggressively enforce these patents against infringing manufacturers and their distributors. We encourage companies interested in using these technologies to license them through Omni-ID’s Global Technology Licensing Program (OGTL).”
Omni-ID’s patents protect Omni-ID’s innovations regarding on-metal/near liquid RFID technologies, which involve, among other things, the use of conductors and dielectrics to ensure that the RFID tag performs successfully on/near metal and liquids.
Omni-ID has retained national law firm LeClairRyan as legal counsel. The firm will continue to lead the lawsuit against Xerafy and will assist Omni-ID with future actions enforcing and protecting its intellectual property against infringing manufacturers and their distributors.