VOIP down to a (last?) thread

The internet telephony industry let out a collective sigh of relief Tuesday after a federal appeals court issued a stay order allowing Vonage to continue signing up new customers during its appeal in a major patent-infringement case. The case is being closely watched by the internet telephony industry, as opponent Verizon’s patents might also affect other voice-over internet protocol, or VOIP, providers’ ability to connect their services to the public telephone network. Tuesday’s temporary reprieve (.pdf) means the window for dozens of other VOIP carriers remains open, for the time being, while Vonage attempts to disprove Verizon’s wide-ranging patent claims.

Read this item from WIRED


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