Thursday, March 22, 2007

Vonage Receives Injunction Barring Use of Verizon's VoIP

A U.S. District Court issued an injunction barring Vonage from continuing to use the patented VoIP technology from Verizon that is the subject of their ongoing legal dispute. A permanent injunction is expected to be issued on April 6, but Vonage is expected to seek a stay of the order while the full patent case is appealed.

"We are confident Vonage customers will not experience service interruptions or other changes as a result of this litigation," said Mike Snyder, Vonage's chief executive officer.

Earlier this month, Verizon prevailed on two counts in patent infringement case against Vonage. Jurors for the U.S. District Court for the Virginia Eastern District ordered Vonage to pay $58 million in damages to Verizon for infringement of three U.S. covering methods of offering commercial-quality VoIP services, including wireless access to VoIP.

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