CoreLogic Awarded Summary Judgment in CollegeNET Lawsuit
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November 11, 2011, Santa Ana, Calif. –
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CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today announced that CoreLogic MarketLinx® has been awarded summary judgment in the lawsuit, CollegeNET v. MarketLinx.
CollegeNET alleged that several CoreLogic MarketLinx products—including the MLXchange®, TEMPO® and Fusion™ multiple listing service (MLS) systems—infringed on a CollegeNET patent (No. 6,910,045), which relates to computer software that will send an automatic notification when newly-entered data matches pre-defined search criteria.
After CoreLogic was able to demonstrate to the court that CollegeNET’s patented process and system had been disclosed publically prior to the date of CollegeNET’s patent application, that is, “prior art” existed, Judge Sam Sparks in United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin) agreed with CoreLogic, granted its motion for summary judgment, declared CollegeNET’s patent invalid and terminated the case two weeks before it was set to go to trial.
“Others have tried and failed to invalidate CollegeNET’s patent, but we were confident in the strength of the evidence upon which our prior art argument was based, and the courts agreed with us,” said Ben Graboske, CEO of CoreLogic MarketLinx. “MarketLinx prevailed in large part due to the expert knowledge possessed by our long-tenured and talented team members in addition to our decades-long focus on innovation.”
“CoreLogic fully respects the intellectual property of other rights holders, but we will always defend ourselves vigorously in cases we believe to be meritless,” added Rouz Tabaddor, VP and chief intellectual property counsel for CoreLogic. “Floyd Nation and Merritt Westcott of Winston Strawn did an exceptional job explaining to the Court how the prior art invalidates CollegeNET’s patent.”
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. The Company combines public, contributory and proprietary data to develop predictive decision analytics and provide business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. CoreLogic has built one of the largest and most comprehensive U.S. real estate, mortgage application, fraud, and loan performance databases and is a recognized leading provider of mortgage and automotive credit reporting, property tax, valuation, flood determination, and geospatial analytics and services. More than one million users rely on CoreLogic to assess risk, support underwriting, investment and marketing decisions, prevent fraud, and improve business performance in their daily operations. The Company, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has more than 5,000 employees globally. For more information visit www.corelogic.com.
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