9 thoughts on “Vonage has 2 weeks to stop using Verizon patents, says Judge”

  1. “They could not have been commercially successful if they had not taken these patents we have and put them into their technologies” — WOW! there’s a keeper!

    What an utter load of crap, everything wrong with the world of intellectual property tactics all wrapped-up into tidy package. Shameful if they get away with permanently damaging VG.

  2. Vonage was a hurting duck before this lawsuit, now? Lets see, Vonage is going up against huge companies with huge bank accounts, they offer 1 product against their competitors 4 (voice, video, internet, wireless), their entire network is controlled by their competitors, their primary product is trending to zero, they face regulatory issues, legal issues and have never shown a profit.

    They did have some kind of funny commercials though.

    Did anyone thing Vonage ever had a chance? Really?

  3. If upheld, this ruling not only spells doom for Vonage, but also means trouble for Packet8, Earthlink VoIP, Sunrocket and all the Cablecos. That’s where all the subscribers will go if Vonage shuts down, not back to Verizon! Let’s see if Verizon goes after anyone else(the patents claims are so broad they apply to just about anyone doing VoIP).

    I personally think the whole thing will be overturned on appeal because of how broad and vague the patent claims are (at least I fervently hope so for the sake of the IP communications industry).

  4. Hope that judge can sleep at night when he cuts off 911 service to Vonage’s customers in two weeks. Deaths related to that would sure be front page news.

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