Hand Held Products [NPE] filed suit against A9 Innovations, Amazon, and Quidisi, alleging that the defendants’ mobile applications infringe a patent related to decoding barcode information in a captured image. This is the first patent infringement suit initiated by Hand Held Products, a company that manufactured linear and 2D handheld barcode scanners based on imaging technology and was acquired by Honeywell in October 2007. According to the complaint, the patent-in-suit was developed by researchers at Welch Allyn and was assigned to Welch Allyn Data Collection (WADC), a division of Welch Allyn that was spun off as a separate company. In 1999, WADC purchased Hand Held and began selling products under the Hand Held brand. 6/18, District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned, 1:2012cv00768.
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