ITC Launches Investigation of Symbol Technologies Based on Allegations of Unfair Trade Practices and Infringement of Intermec Patents

July 292005
EVERETT, Wash., July 29, 2005 - The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to investigate allegations that Symbol Technologies, of Holtsville, New York, has violated U.S. trade practices by importing handheld mobile computing devices, components and communications cradles that infringe patents held by Intermec Technologies Corp., of Everett, Wash.

The ITC investigation involves three Intermec patents that cover pocket-sized handheld computing devices, modular handheld computing devices, and recharging and data exchange cradles for handheld computing devices. The Symbol products that infringe Intermec patents addressed in the complaint are the MC50, the MC9000 and the PPT8800 handheld mobile computing devices, as well as recharging and data exchange cradles for those products. The ITC is charged with stopping goods that infringe a U.S. company's patents from entering the country.

The ITC said Thursday it will make a final determination in the investigation "at the earliest practicable time." An ITC investigation typically takes nine to 12 months to complete.

About Intermec
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include Intellitag® RFID, mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information, visit To learn more about UNOVA, visit

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