EBay Loses Bid To Invalidate Net2Phone VoIP Patent

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 2:12 PM EDT) -- In a patent infringement dispute over Voice Over Internet Protocol technology, a federal judge has thrown out eBay Inc.’s cross-claim that one of Net2Phone Inc.’s VoIP patents should be invalidated in light of information withheld during the prosecution process.

Judge Harry Barnes of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on Monday granted Net2Phone’s bid to dismiss eBay’s allegation that U.S. Patent Number 6,631,399 — titled “A system and method for automated received message handling and distribution” — was obtained through inequitable conduct...
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