DALLAS, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Patent infringement lawsuits filed by TransData Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of digital electricity meters and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products, against Texas electric utilities Oncor Electric Delivery, Centerpoint Energy (NYSE: CNP), Denton Municipal Electric (Case 6:10-cv-00557) and Denton County Electric Cooperative (d/b/a CoServ Electric) (Case 6:11-cv-00113) are set for trial July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas before the Honorable Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III. The trial will be heard in Tyler, Texas.
In the litigation, TransData asserted its Smart Electric Meter Patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,181,294; 6,462,713; and 6,903,699) that cover pioneering technology invented by the company that enabled equipping a digital electric meter with an internal wireless "under-glass" communication circuit and antenna. Meters using TransData's technology are commonly known as "smart meters" or "advanced metering infrastructure."
In the nearly six years since the lawsuits were filed, TransData's Smart Electric Meter Patents have prevailed over thirteen separate patent validity challenges filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with all asserted claims remaining intact. "We are eager to have our day in court and look forward to the successful protection and enforcement of our intellectual property," said Trace Gleibs, President of TransData.
TransData's Smart Electric Meter Patents technology has been licensed by numerous electric utilities and smart meter manufacturers, including General Electric, Sensus Metering, Vision Metering, Southern Company, Alabama Power and Georgia Power, among others.
Dallas attorneys Jamie McDole and Phillip Philbin of Haynes and Boone, LLP, and Greg Parker of Hitt Gaines, P.C., represent TransData in the litigation.
In business 47 years, TransData specializes in the design and manufacture of digital electric meters and related energy measurement and recording products serving over 2,000 customers in more than 25 countries worldwide, including all of the top 50 largest U.S. electric utilities. TransData's innovative energy metering products enable our global client base to more efficiently measure, monitor and control the flow of power and energy variables on the smart grid. Founded in 1969, TransData is a privately-held Texas corporation and certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) organization. More information on TransData can be found at www.transdatainc.com. TransData is a registered trademark of TransData Inc.
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