USPTO To Re-Examine Key C2 VoIP Patent

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 5:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to re-examine a C2 Communications Technologies patent for Voice Over Internet Protocol technology at the request of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to challenging what it considers junk patents.

The USPTO will re-examine U.S. Patent Number 6,243,373, titled “A method and apparatus are provided for communicating audio information over a computer network,” the EFF announced Friday.

The group said that the patent was “illegitimate” and “could cripple the adoption of new VoIP technologies.”

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