Verizon V. Vonage: The Devil Is In The Dictum

Law360, New York (October 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit’s reversal in part of the $58 million judgment against Vonage by Verizon[1] has garnered the expected degree of publicity for a development of this importance in the telecommunication wars. Lost in the headlines, however, is any attention to a small component of the opinion that is likely to have widespread implications beyond the telecom field.

In a footnote the Federal Circuit suggests that injunctive relief is inappropriate until an infringer has had time to explore a workaround of the patents at issue. If...
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