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RFID as a Tool in Comparison Shopping

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043468D
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-04

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

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Authors:
Mike O’Shea John Onderko Jeff Lindsay

Abstract

Advances in wireless technology and portable electronic devices such as cell phones open many opportunities for improved convenience in retail shopping by consumers, particularly when coupled with advances in information management via technologies such as radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology or bar coding. Here we discuss some of the expected benefits to consumers in comparison shopping that can be enabled by such technologies.