Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Will Vonage Survive the VZ Patent Suit?
USA Today writes about the patent suit from VZ against Vonage. "Verizon and Vonage on Wednesday will present opening statements in a patent-infringement case that could have a big impact on consumers and the nascent Internet telephone industry. ... In total, Verizon has 48 different "terms," or patent claims in dispute. In pretrial rulings, Verizon has succeeded in getting broad interpretations of its claims." Packet8 (8x8) is watching the case as well, since they are in a precarious financial position.