TechDirt: Net2Phone Jumps Into The VoIP Patent Lawsuit Business: Sues Skype
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 31 Jan 2008 22:44
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
In the last year, we've witnessed plenty of companies dig up VoIP patents with which to sue market innovator Vonage. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and Nortel all were able to get Vonage to cough up some money, rather than continue to fight some questionable patents. The fact that there are so many overlapping patents, is exactly the "patent thicket" problem that our current patent system encourages. Of course, there are always more patents to choose from, and it appears that Net2Phone has dug out an old patent and decided not to sue Vonage, but to go after Skype instead.
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