CHARLESTON -- A patent company is suing over claims a real estate advertising software patent was infringed upon by several companies.
Easy Intellectual Property Licenses LLC filed a lawsuit March 4 in the Southern District Court of West Virginia against Andrea Powell, EZ Home Search, Homes and Land Publishing Ltd., Endurance Media Inc., The Real Estate Book, NewPoint Media Group LLC, Dan Lanham and Mike Nardella, citing patent infringement, trademark violations and copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, on July 31, 2012, Easy Intellectual assigned a patent to Rex, Diane and Grant Eagon and Ian Green for "Easy Electronic Advertising System," trademarked in 2001, which is a software that facilitates the compilation of real estate advertising listings. According to the lawsuit, the defendants have infringed upon the process of the patent, developing software in imitation of the patented software and using similar names as to cause confusion.
Easy Intellectual Property Licenses LLC is seeking damages and accountability for the profits from infringement on the patent.
The plaintiff is being represented in the case by attorney Richard Neely of Neely & Callaghan.
Southern District Court of West Virginia Case No. 14-CV-11586