MLS vendor wins 2-year patent battle

CoreLogic MarketLinx argued 'prior art' invalidated CollegeNET patent claims

A Portland, Ore.-based company that sued two multiple listing service software vendors for patent infringement has lost a two-year court battle, with a U.S. District Court Judge dismissing its claim against one of the vendors and invalidating the patent in question.

CollegeNET Inc. filed suit against MarketLinx Inc. and Rapattoni Corp. in July 2009 claiming the companies had infringed on a 2005 patent governing an automated system for sending predetermined messages to website users based on information entered into a template.