Appeals Court Overturns $58M Ruling Against Vonage

Law360, New York (September 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has overturned part of a district court’s March ruling which ordered Vonage Holdings Corp. to pay $58 million in damages to Verizon Communications Inc. for allegedly infringing voice over Internet protocol patents.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the lower court’s ruling that Vonage had infringed two of the three Verizon patents-in-suit. However, the appellate court overturned the district court’s finding of infringement on the third patent, and vacated that part of the judgment along with...
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