Lawsuits on Rise as Establishment Takes Issue with Upstart Firms’ Aggressive Growth

August 20, 2014 – Media Mention
Real Estate Weekly

Barry Werbin, chair of Herrick's Intellectual Property practice, is quoted in a Real Estate Weekly article discussing the recent spate of lawsuits filed by real estate brokerage heavyweights alleging that rapidly growing competing startups are benefiting from expropriated market data. "Lawsuits between startups and incumbents over alleged information theft are common in many industries," Barry explains, noting that disruptive market entrants can face severe opposition as evidenced by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of major television broadcasters against the startup Aereo.