U.S. Appeals Court Tosses Bar-Code Patent Case

By Evan Schuman  |  Posted 09-14-2005 Print Email


In a case that had threatened huge royalties penalties against major retailers—including CompUSA, Wal-Mart, Sears, LensCrafter and The Home Depot—the appellate panel ruled that a 51-year-old patent could not be applied to today's bar-code uses.


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