Skype, EBay Lose Bid For Stay In VoIP Patent Fight

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid by Skype Technologies SA and its parent company eBay Inc. to stay a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Net2Phone Inc. over Voice Over Internet Protocol online communications technology.

Judge Katharine S. Hayden of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied the stay request in an order Wednesday. She set a Markman hearing for Sept. 16.

In March, Skype and eBay asked the court to stay the matter, arguing that the most economical and efficient way...
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