Amazon, Others Sued Over Home Automation

Law360, New York (September 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amazon.com and 11 companies that make home-automation systems are facing a lawsuit alleging they are infringing patents for the wireless technology that enables those systems to be monitored remotely.

In a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sipco LLC accuses the 12 companies of infringing U.S. Patent Numbers 6,891,838 and 7,103,511.

The other defendants are: Cooper Industries Ltd., Cooper Wiring Devices Inc., Crestron Electronics Inc., Eaton Corp., Hawking Technologies Inc., Homeseer Technologies LLC, Intermatic Inc., Leviton Manufacturing Co....
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