In what could be viewed as the big KO-punch, a federal judge has told Vonage to stop using Verizon patents, and has two weeks to comply with the order. For Vonage, this clearly is bad news, and you can tell, VZ and incumbents want to shut down the pesky upstart.
“They could not have been commercially successful if they had not taken these patents we have and put them into their technologies,” Dan Webb, an attorney for Verizon, said at Friday’s hearing on the injunction request.
For now Vonage customers are not impacted, but future is clearly uncertain for the New Jersey-based company. More updates to follow….