USPTO & Tom King win RFID Journal Award for 'Best Implementation of RFID'

Tom King and the US Patent and Trademark Office won RFID Journal's 'Best Implementation of RFID in Other Industries' Award this year.

(See all award winners here: RFID Journal Awards 2020)

Tom King deployed passive UHF RFID (RAIN) and ItemAware to track over 130,000 assets at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has:

  • 15,000 employees
  • 8 buildings
  • Approximately 2.5 million square feet of office space
  • Main campus: Alexandria, VA
  • Regional offices: Detroit, Denver, Dallas, San Jose

Results of using RFID and ItemAware to track assets:

  • $1.2M annual savings
  • Reduced Property Custodians from 804 to 275 (employees were able to get back to their real job, increasing satisfaction)
  • Reduced inventory cycle time from 10 to 5 business days each month
  • Accuracy increased 100% due to data from RFID
  • Increased asset visibility and better monitoring of contractor performance
  • Reduced asset loss to near zero