Zillow, the real estate valuation website that we all tend to check for property values, is the target of a lawsuit by First American Core Logic. First American sued Zillow, along with seven other defendants, alleging patent infringement on how Zillow derives its’ automatic property valuation. The suit, filed last month in the Eastern District of Texas, claims that Zillow and the other seven firms use CoreLogic’s AVM to sell products to its customers or other businesses without paying any royalties.
The suit demands that the defendants cease using First American’s AVM and that it be paid treble damages for loss of profits.
Zillow claims that its’ methods is entirely different from that of First American, and that there is no infringement. Zillow plans to continue using its’ current system without any changes.