Skype Can't Pull Plug On Voice Mail Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 3:09 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to toss a lawsuit accusing Skype Technologies SA of infringing three voice mail patents, finding that Eidos Communications LLC’s amended complaint meets the threshold requirements to proceed.

On Tuesday, Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware denied Skype a quick win in Eidos’ patent litigation, deeming the allegations solid enough to continue on to the discovery phase.

Skype contended the amended complaint failed to overcome its precursor’s deficiencies and remained too hazy to warrant...
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