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SAN DIEGO, CA --(Marketwired - January 07, 2016) - Neology, a leader in secure high-value Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions and a subsidiary of RFID industry pacesetter SMARTRAC, today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted an investigation into Neology's complaint that Kapsch, Star Systems International, and Star RFID have committed unfair acts through infringement of U.S. Patents 7,119,664, 8,325,044, and 8,587,436.
The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Neology on December 4, 2015. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain radio frequency identification ("RFID") products that infringe Neology's Patents. Neology has requested that the USITC issue a permanent limited exclusion order and permanent cease and desist order. The USITC investigation notice may be viewed online here: https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/337/337_979_notice01062016sgl.pdf
Neology has a proud history of RFID innovation and is a pioneer in the development of passive RFID technology. The company has a comprehensive intellectual property portfolio covering a number of geographies worldwide with granted patents in RFID communication protocol, systems and applications, as well as RFID devices and transponders. "We are committed to protecting our intellectual property and asserting our patents against those who would infringe it," said Francisco Martinez de Velasco, CEO of Neology.
Being a fully-owned subsidiary of SMARTRAC, Neology is a leading provider of integrated solutions for the tolling, electronic vehicle registration (EVR) and public safety markets. The company is a pioneer and leader in the development of passive RFID technology owning some of the earliest and most significant intellectual property (IP) in the industry. SMARTRAC is the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID products and services suitable for a large number of applications. For more information please visit www.neology-rfid.com and www.smartrac-group.com.