More Trouble for Vonage

VoIP pioneer Vonage finds itself once again being sued for patent infringement, this time by AT&T. Vonage is also in the process of resolving a patent infringement dispute with Verizon Communications. The company lost at both trial and appeal on a series of patents owned by Verizon, and is in the process of negotiating with Verizon on a settlement. Vonage also settled last month on the use of patents owned by Sprint Nextel.

There are a couple of different ways you can look at this. First, Vonage simply adopted technology focusing on connectivity with existing phone services that was already well-protected by the incumbent telephone companies. Second, the traditional telcos are successfully stifling innovation in low-cost phone services.

What's your take? Tell me at [email protected].

Posted by Peter Varhol on October 23, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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