Florida Power & Light Sued Over Smart Grid Patents

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 2:53 PM EDT) -- Sipco LLC, a Georgia-based developer of wireless mesh technology, has filed a suit accusing Florida Power & Light Co. of infringing three patents for smart grid technology.

The suit targets smart meters and other technology similar to the kind used in an energy initiative in Miami-Dade County called Energy Smart Miami, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Under the plan, Florida Power & Light will deploy smart meters to more than 1 million homes and...
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