More Trouble for Vonage
VoIP pioneer Vonage finds itself once again being sued for patent infringement,
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