MOVE, INC. v. REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE LTD.
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
Decided: March 22, 2011.
g) displaying the second area and a plurality of points within the second area, each point representing the appropriate geographic location of an available real estate property; and
h) identifying available real estate properties within the database which are located within the second area.
Each of the disputed claim terms are discussed in turn below.I. Step (a) — Creating a Database
The district court construed step (a), "creating a database of the available real estate properties," to mean:
creating the structure that houses data relating to available real estate properties that are maintained and arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer, such structure including the tables, the fields in each table, and with relational databases, the relationships between the fields and tables. Creating a database is to be distinguished from uploading data to, inserting data in, adding data to, modifying data within or providing data to an existing database.
J.A. 16. The district court's construction thus encompasses creating only the structure or schema of the database, i.e., creating an empty database with a defined structure.