Luxembourg Co. Sues Skype Over VoIP Patents

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT) -- A patent holder sued Skype Technologies SA in Delaware federal court on Thursday, alleging the online communications juggernaut infringed two patents with its Voice over Internet Protocol services, on the heels of similar suits filed in Europe.

Skype's peer-to-peer VoIP services form the bedrock of the company's business, and were lucrative enough for Microsoft Corp. to offer $8.5 billion in cash to buy the Luxembourg-based firm on May 10. When the deal was announced, Microsoft said the acquisition would open the door to three of the...
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