The Inquirer-Home

Vonage toasted by Verizon patent ruling

No work around
Wed Apr 18 2007, 09:13
PHONE FIRM Vonage has admitted that there is no workaround for technology that was found to infringe its rival's Verizon Communications patents sparking fears that the outfit could go to the wall.

The disclosure came in the VOIP outfit's April 6 filing to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The filing wants a permanent stay on the injunction which would prevent Vonage from signing up new customers.

Vonage says it was developing workarounds, but in a section of the April 6 filing, the company confirmed it has no such technique yet.

It warns that the company could be history if a injunction was made and the company would suffer badly even before it had a chance to appeal.

There's more and it's 'ere.


Share this:

blog comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to INQ newsletters

Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ

INQ Poll

Dead electronic devices to be banned on US-bound flights

Will the new rules banning uncharged devices be effective?