Skype, eBay Hit With Suit Over VoIP Patent

Law360, New York (June 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology gains popularity, so does litigation over the patents for it, most recently causing Internet service provider Net2Phone to file a suit against Skype Technologies SA and parent company eBay.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleges that the two companies infringed a Net2Phone patent for “point to point” Internet protocol.

VoIP allows users to make global telephone calls over the Internet using peer-to-peer networks. Net2Phone claims that it is the owner...
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