COURT RULING MAY HEAD OFF THREAT TO BAR-CODE USERS

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision here concerning scanning technology may extinguish a long-running threat that food industry companies using the technology would be charged large patent royalty sums.Food industry representatives last week said companies will benefit from this important legal round in a lengthy battle between the scanning industry and the estate of Jerome H. Lemelson,

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision here concerning scanning technology may extinguish a long-running threat that food industry companies using the technology would be charged large patent royalty sums.

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