Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

A corporation based outside of Philadelphia is suing a Pennsylvania Realtor for allegedly infringing a patent the company holds for using a computer mapping system to locate available real estate properties for sale. A corporation, Real Estate Alliance Ltd., on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against RE/MAX Action Realty agent Diane Sarkisian, accusing her of illegally using its patented property locator method. Real Estate Alliance Ltd., or REAL for short, is asking for unspecified royalties and court costs, according to Lawrence Husick, an attorney for REAL. The company was formed to license the patent named in the suit, Husick said. Sarkisian did not return phone calls seeking comment on the claims. The case could have broad implications for the real esta...