Civix-DDI Sues Trulia for Real Estate Mapping
Civix-DDI [NPE] filed suit against Trulia over two patents related to electronically mapping selected items of interest. Both patents survived reexamination at the PTO. Civix-DDI has filed five previous suits against a total of over 15 defendants, including Motorola and Verizon. In May 2011, the National Association of Realtors negotiated a $7.5 million licensing agreement with Civix-DDI which provides blanket protection for multiple listing service websites. Civix has also reportedly achieved settlements with Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Expedia. 7/28, Eastern District of Virginia, 3:2011cv00492.