Smart Grid Co. Sensus Hits Rival With Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT) -- Smart grid equipment manufacturer Sensus USA Inc. dragged rival Nxegen LLC into Delaware federal court Wednesday, alleging infringment of two patents related to energy monitoring and controls.

Middletown, Conn.-based Nxegen offers products and services that directly infringe on two Senus patents, one that covers a remote instrument reading system, and another that involves the collection of metering information over a wireless network, Sensus claims.

Raleigh, N.C.-based Sensus touts itself as a global leader in utiltiy infrastructure systems and water and energy resource conservation. The company offers...
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