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Motorola and Metrologic Resolve Patent Disputes


Schaumburg, IL and Blackwood, NJ. - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Blackwood, New Jersey announced today that Motorola together with its subsidiary, Symbol Technologies, Inc., and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. and its subsidiaries have reached an agreement that settles all outstanding patent infringement disputes between the two companies.

Since 2002, Metrologic and Symbol have been engaged in a number of patent disputes involving technology in the fields of barcode scanning and mobile computing. The agreement announced today ends all pending litigation.

Under the settlement agreement the parties have entered into a patent cross-license for a limited term in the field of barcode scanning and mobile computing. The specific terms of the settlement are confidential.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About Metrologic
As Metrologic Instruments, Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary, it continues to be a global supplier of choice for data capture and collection hardware and software. Metrologic delivers innovative products that are reliable and supported by a superior level of personal service. Metrologic products are sold worldwide through sales, service and distribution offices located in North & South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:
Bill Abelson
Motorola Enterprise Mobility business
+1 631-738-4751

Michael Coluzzi
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
+1 856-228-8100


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