With Two New Suits, VoIP Wars Heat Up

Law360 (June 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Marking the latest swipes in the battle over voice over Internet protocol technology, telecommunications giant Verizon Services Corp. took aim at telephony company Vonage Holdings Corp. in a patent infringement suit while being hit with similar charges in a separate case.

In Verizon’s suit against Vonage, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Verizon claims that Vonage is infringing on at least seven of Verizon’s patents covering the popular technology, which allows users to make low-priced phone calls using Internet protocol....
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