Gentag and Altivera own 103 issued patents worldwide.

Gentag patented the NFC cell phone sensor platform technology in 2003 and 2004, over two years before the release of the first NFC cell phone in 2006 (Nokia 6131).

The company’s patents are available to selected companies to license, and Gentag is open to joint ventures. The IP is divided into three multi-billion dollar markets: (1) IoT sensors (2) wearables and (3) biomarkers.

IoT Sensors
$38B in 2022

  • Consumer goods
  • Food safety
  • Pets
  • Other applications

Skin Patches / Wearables
$35B in 2020

  • Diabetes
  • Skin care
  • Drug delivery
  • Other applications


$40B in 2024

  • Consumer health
  • Pharma
  • Other applications


Gentag has an extensive portfolio of patented NFC technologies.

Click on selected patent numbers below for additional information.


Patent No. Title Issued Patents
US6031454A Worker-specific exposure monitor and method for surveillance of workers
US7109859B2 Method and apparatus for wide area surveillance of a terrorist or personal threat  US7518504B2
US7148803B2  Radio frequency identification (RFID) based sensor networks  US7492254B2
US7969307B2 Diagnostic radio frequency identification sensors and applications thereof US8077042B2, US9041538B2, US9470699B2, EP1709750B1 (30 countries), EP2843848B1
US7461972B2 One point calibration integrated temperature sensor for wireless radio frequency applications
EP2611042A1 Immunoassay test strip integrating radio frequency identification tags (RFID)