Vonage, Verizon Wage War Over VoIP

Hearn, Ted
February 2007
Multichannel News;2/26/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p8
The article reports on the lawsuit filed by the telephone company Verizon Communications Inc. (VC) concerning a $200 million patent-infringement against Vonage Holdings Corp. (VHC) in the U.S. VC claims that VHC has been illegally using patented Verizon technologies at the center of a voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service that includes authorization, fraud prevention and billing. VC seeks $197 million in damages or 25 percent of the current market value of VHC.


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