Inventor Fights Realtors Over Listings Patent

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Attorneys for an inventor who has sued Homestore Inc. for patent infringement fought the real-estate listings company's bid for summary judgment of anticipation and obviousness in federal court Friday, saying the defendant's argument ignored contrary evidence as well as the court's claim constructions.

The case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California centers on plaintiff Kevin Keithley's claims that Web sites operated by Homestore — now Move Inc. — infringe his U.S. Patent Number 5,584,025.

The patent covers "a file-server system containing...
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