TransData licenses smart electric meter patents to Sensus

Sponsored by

TransData Inc., a manufacturer of solid-state electricity meters, licensed three of its wireless smart meter patents to Sensus USA Inc.

The terms of the agreement, which licenses Patent Nos. 6,181,294; 6,462,713; and 6,903,699, are confidential.

This agreement settles TransData's ongoing litigation with Alabama Power Co., Georgia Power Co., and Mississippi Power Co., units of Southern Co.; and Wisconsin Power & Light Co.

Remaining defendants in the litigation include CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric; Oncor Electric Delivery Co.; Texas-New Mexico Power Co. (PNM); Denton Municipal Utilities; San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E); Denton County Electric Cooperative Inc. (CoServ Electric); Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. (OG&E); and Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc. 

According to recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Itron Inc. and Silver Springs Networks Inc. stated that they, along with General Electric (GE), are indemnifying numerous of these defendant utilities in the litigation.

Law firms Haynes and Boone, LLP, and Hitt Gaines, P.C., represented TransData in the licensing deal.

Sponsored by

Get All the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Electric Light & Power or POWERGRID International and the email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

Related Articles

Sensus names new president

11/04/2013

Sensus, a provider of clean technology solutions, has appointed Randy Bays to the position of president. Bays will lead ov...

Sensus expands demand response portfolio

07/09/2013

The Sensus FlexNet load control module enables electric utilities to shed load by controlling power to energy-intensive ap...

Sensus research shows benefits of AMI

06/06/2013

This early success of AMI is creating the need to move more data faster between distinct devices and is raising the bar fo...

Metering market to reach nearly $20 billion in 2018

05/20/2013

Increasing smart meter penetration due to benefits such as prepayment facilities, fraud detection, peak consumption knowle...