The RFID Consortium provides end users and manufacturers with access to patents that are essential for UHF RFID product interoperability in the supply chain, while offering an efficient licensing approach for holders of those patents. The RFID Consortium offers an efficient single Patent Portfolio License to patents essential to the UHF RFID Standards held by each member company. The RFID Consortium also offers all interested holders of essential UHF RFID patent rights the opportunity to join the RFID Consortium and participate in this UHF RFID licensing program.

This approach offers competitive benefits by integrating complementary technologies and reducing transaction costs. It is also an efficient alternative for those who may find bilateral licensing options with individual patent holders to be too time-consuming, cumbersome or expensive.