Amazon, GE, Others Sued Over Power Switch Patent

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT) -- A Texas electronics maker has accused a raft of companies — including Inc., General Electric Co., Lowe's Cos. Inc. and The Home Depot Inc. — of infringing of a patent for a power switch controller.

Frisco, Texas-based Greenlight Technologies LLC lodged a complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Number 6,356,038, titled "Microcomputer-controlled AC power switch controller and DC power supply method and apparatus."

The complaint, filed on Greenlight's behalf by Collins Edmonds &...
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