Honeywell Files Lawsuit Against Code Corporation Claiming Widespread Patent Infringement

Written by Mark Johnston. Posted in Business News Global

South Carolina, US: Honeywell has filed a lawsuit against Code Corp., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based company that manufactures barcode readers, in US District Court for the District of South Carolina, accusing the company of widespread patent infringement.

The lawsuit alleges infringement of multiple patents related to Honeywell’s barcode scanning technology. The patents involved in the lawsuit are for Honeywell innovations that make barcode readers easier to use and operate faster and more accurately.

"Honeywell has and continues to invest millions of dollars in developing new, innovative products and offerings,” said Lisa London, president of Honeywell’s Productivity Products business. “We welcome competition, but we have zero tolerance for those who infringe our intellectual property. Protecting patents is critical to ensuring a level playing field for all market players."

The lawsuit seeks to prevent Code from using Honeywell's patented technology in its barcode readers, including the CR2600, and to recover damages caused by the infringement. The specific Honeywell patents involved are:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,039,258: ‘Hand-held portable data collection terminal system’
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,249,008: ‘Code reader having replaceable optics assemblies supporting multiple illuminators’
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,491,223: ‘Autodiscriminating Optical Reader’
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,538,413: ‘Battery pack with capacity and pre-removal indicators’
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,607,128: ‘Optical assembly for barcode scanner’
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,096,472: ‘Image sensor assembly for optical reader’

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