Court Affirms Vonage Infringed 2 Verizon Patents

One day after a federal jury ruled Vonage had infringed on Sprint Nextel patents, an appeals court reaffirmed the March decision against Vonage with regards to Verizon patents.  It's been a bad two days for them.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reaffirmed an order barring Vonage from using Internet phone call technology related to two of the three patents which Verizon claimed had been infringed.

The court reversed a lower court's interpretation on the third patent, however, and ordered more proceedings to recalculate damages and royalties from a previous verdict of $58 million plus 5.5 percent in royalties.

What was it we said about looking for a new provider?