By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Last week I compiled information from some half-dozen different articles and outlets about the ongoing copyright and anti-competition lawsuits between CoStar Group and Xceligent. It was an interesting story regarding two of the biggest players in the U.S. commercial real estate sphere. (AZBEX, Oct. 27)
The quick summary: CoStar sued Xceligent alleging Xceligent stole and used CoStar-copyrighted material. Xceligent countersued alleging attempted anti-competitive acts. CoStar also sued a contractor of Xceligent’s – RE BackOffice – alleging REBO took copyrighted material from CoStar on Xceligent’s behalf. REBO quickly settled and stipulated CoStar’s allegations in its federal court filings.