Power Meter IP Suits Combined Into Okla. MDL

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 5:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday consolidated seven TransData Inc. suits accusing electric delivery companies of infringing three patents for wireless access to electric meters into a single MDL in the Western District of Oklahoma.

The panel granted TransData's Oct. 5 motion to merge the suits, but denied their request to have the suits consolidated in the Eastern District of Texas, where it had first launched patent infringement suits, against five of the 11 defendants.

The defendants had opposed consolidation, arguing that the...
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