Vonage: We’re Pretty Much Screwed

Vonage: We're Pretty Much Screwed 1Things just went from “really bad” to “oh man that sucks” for Vonage. The VoIP provider is requesting a permanent stay on Judge Claude Hilton’s decision in the Verizon patent suite, which decrees that Vonage can’t sign up any new customers until it figures out a way to provide them service that doesn’t infringe upon Verizon’s patents.

Vonage had already been granted a temporary stay, saying that they’d drum up a workaround, but this new request is much more pessimistic, saying that because Verizon’s patents are so broad, such technology would take months to develop, “if even feasible.”

[via GigaOM]

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