CoreLogic Prevails in Patent Challenge
Email Dan Smith
July 05, 2012, Santa Ana, Calif. –
— U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Affirmed Lower Court Decision —
CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today announced that on June 19 the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision holding that the patent asserted against CoreLogic MarketLinx®, a business unit of CoreLogic, was invalid as obvious. The case was brought in 2009 against MarketLinx by CollegeNET, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin).
CollegeNET had alleged that several CoreLogic MarketLinx products—including the MLXchange®, TEMPO® and Fusion™ multiple listing service (MLS) systems—infringed on a CollegeNET patent related to the automatic sending of notifications when newly-entered data matches predefined search criteria. CollegeNET owns United States Patent No. 6,910,045, which relates to computer software that will send an automatic notification when data is entered into a database that matches pre-defined search criteria. In November 2011, the Austin court granted CoreLogic MarketLinx summary judgment that CollegeNET’s patent claims were invalid as obvious. The Federal Circuit affirmed without opinion thereby leaving the District Court’s judgment in place and the CollegeNET patent invalid.
“We were confident in the strength of our case from the very beginning and that Judge Sparks in Austin understood our evidence and was right in granting us summary judgment in view of the prior art we presented,” said Ben Graboske, senior vice president, Real Estate and Financial Services, Data and Analytics Segment. "This victory represents a win for the MLS industry, its Brokers and Agents."
“We believed early on that this infringement claim lacked merit and chose to defend ourselves vigorously. We are very pleased with the result,” added Rouz Tabaddor, vice president and chief intellectual property counsel for CoreLogic, who was responsible for managing the case for CoreLogic MarketLinx. Floyd Nation and Merritt Westcott of the Houston office of Winston & Strawn, LLP were litigation counsel for CoreLogic MarketLinx.
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 approximately 5,000 employees globally. For more information, visit www.corelogic.com.
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