Breaking: Zillow Group Hit with Another Lawsuit over Patent Infringement
By Maggie Wilson @ Real Estate Daily
June 19, 2018

Zillow has been involved in a flurry of legal battles over the past couple of years. Their newest battle is over an alleged patent infringement of a “real estate information search and retrieval system.”

The plaintiff, Corus Realty Holdings, aims to block Zillow from using mobile search apps that use location technology to display information about homes. Corus Realty Holdings originally filed the patent in 2001 after developing a “mobile device that used location technology to identify and obtain relevant information about real estate near a user’s location.”

Key Takeaways

  • Zillow Group and its subsidiary Trulia were hit lawsuit over patent infringement
  • Corus Realty Holdings filed the lawsuit, citing technology they developed and patented in 2001
  • The lawsuit aims to block Zillow and Trulia from using mobile search apps that use location technology to display information about homes
Source: Geek Wire

Excerpt

Zillow Group and its subsidiary Trulia have been hit with a lawsuit alleging that the real estate tech companies’ mobile home search apps violate a patent for “real estate information search and retrieval system.”

The suit, brought by Virginia-based Corus Realty Holdings in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeks to block Zillow and Trulia from using location-based mobile search apps that display information about homes. Corus said in 2001 it developed and patented a “mobile device that used location technology to identify and obtain relevant information about real estate near a user’s location.” Today, using location services on mobile devices is the basis for many real estate search engines.

Zillow responded to the suit with the following statement: “We are aware of the lawsuit recently filed. While we won’t discuss pending litigation, we believe the claims are without merit and intend to vigorously defend ourselves against the lawsuit.”

View the original article at Geek Wire