March 26, 2007

Vonage Ordered to Cease Verizon Patent Infringement

Not a good sign for Vonage who already has financial difficulties. Once more, in this Internet age IP is shown to be an important asset for building a business. There's no substitute for controlling, via ownership or licensing, the patents a business uses to create its infrastructure.

The trial moved swiftly to reach this result.

"The patents Vonage was found to have infringed deal with technologies
involving connection of VoIP calls to the regular phone network, some features
for implementing call-waiting and voice-mail services, and VoIP calls using
Wi-Fi handsets. Vonage has maintained that even if the injunction is upheld, its
some 2.2 million subscribers will not encounter disruptions because it is
developing a technological workaround."

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