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Jury Clears Redfin of Patent Claims, and Matterport Pounces (1)

May 18, 2022, 4:53 PMUpdated: May 18, 2022, 7:31 PM

Redfin Corp.’s virtual tours of real estate properties don’t infringe four Surefield patents for 3D modeling technology, a federal jury in Texas ruled Tuesday—the same day Matterport Inc., provider of Redfin’s tech, asked another court for a judgment that it doesn’t infringe those and a related patent.

Jurors in Waco, Texas, found that Redfin’s 3D Walkthrough virtual tours don’t infringe the four Surefield patents and agreed with Redfin that they shouldn’t have been issued in the first place, according to a filing that accompanied Matterport’s complaint Tuesday in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington. ...