TransData Wins Key Ruling in Wireless Smart Electric Meter Patent Lawsuits
DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2013
DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData, Inc., ("TransData" or the
"Company") a leading manufacturer of advanced solid-state power and energy
metering products today announced that an Oklahoma federal judge has issued a
significant ruling favorable to TransData in its ongoing patent infringement
litigation against a group of the nation's largest electric utilities over
wireless smart electric meter technology developed by the Company.
The Order, issued October 1, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Oklahoma, construes the disputed claim terms of TransData's U.S.
Patent Nos. 6,181,294; 6,462,713; and 6,903,699 (collectively, the "Patents")
in a manner consistent with the constructions offered by TransData. In
particular, the Court rejected all of the defendants' proposed constructions
and also rejected defendants' argument that TransData's Patents were invalid
as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. 112.
This result underscores TransData's view that the defendants' infringe these
patents. "We are extremely pleased with the Court's claim constructions and
the timeliness of the Markman Order," said Trace Gleibs, President of
TransData. "The Court's Markman Order is a significant step in this
litigation and further validates TransData's intellectual property rights."
Attorneys Phillip Philbin, Jamie McDole, and Hamilton Simpson of Dallas-based
Haynes & Boone, LLP represented TransData at the claim construction hearing.
In the litigation, TransData has asserted its Patents against CenterPoint
Energy Houston Electric LLC (NYSE:CNP); Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC;
Texas-New Mexico Power Company (NYSE:PNM); Denton Municipal Utilities; San
Diego Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE:SRE); Denton County Electric Cooperative Inc.
(d/b/a CoServ Electric); Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, and
Mississippi Power Company, subsidiaries of Southern Company (NYSE:SO);
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE:OGE); Tri-County Electric Coop Inc.; and
Wisconsin Power & Light Co. (NYSE:LNT). In particular, TransData alleges that
defendants are making, using, offering to sell, selling, and/or importing
certain digital electric meters equipped with an internal wireless
communication circuit and antenna that infringe TransData's Patents.
TransData is a technology based company specializing in the design and
manufacture of advanced solid-state energy meters and related products that
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 Woman-Owned Business with headquarters in
Dallas, serving over 2,000 customers in more than 25 countries worldwide,
including most of the top 50 largest U.S. electric utilities. More information
on the company can be found at http://www.transdatainc.com. TransData is a
registered trademark of TransData Inc.
For additional information on the recent ruling, please contact Dave Moore at
800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE TransData, Inc.
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