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Vonage Guilty Again of Patent Infringement

For the second time this year, a jury has said Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed on patents. The jury found Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., that Vonage infringed on six Sprint Nextel patents and ordered the VoIP leader pay $69.5 million. Vonage also has to pay Sprint a 5 percent royalty on future […]

Court Hears Vonage Appeal of Patent Infringement Case

A federal court on Monday heard oral arguments in the Vonage Holdings-Verizon Communications Inc. patent dispute. Not much seemed to come of the hearing, except for Judge Timothy B. Dyks suggestion that a compromise between the two companies would let Vonage keep signing new subscribers while finding a technology-workaround. Dyk was the only one of […]

Nacchio Attorneys File for New Trial

Attorneys for former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio filed motions Monday for an acquittal, a new trial and a change of venue in his insider trading case. His attorneys said the jury that convicted him on 19 of 42 counts in April was exposed to public attacks on Nacchio. A judge has denied […]

Supreme Court Dismisses Twombly Suit

Citing a lack of specifics, the Supreme Court has dismissed what stood to be the most important antitrust case in 20 years. Judges on Monday voted 7-2 to reject the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.) v. Twombly suit. In a memo to clients, lawyers for […]

Out of the Loop

Out of the Loop The Bells are on course to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process.

Vonage Asks Appeals Court to Throw Out Verizon Case

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling in a major patent case, Vonage Holdings Corp. asked to have the patent infringement case against it thrown out. On Monday, Supreme Court judges issued a decision in the patent law case KSR v. Teleflex that has been pending for several years. Essentially, the judges […]

Vonage Fraught With Troubles Amid Patent Case Loss

Vonage Holdings Corp.s stock hit its lowest point ever this week and CEO Michael Snyder resigned as the company dealt with the fallout from losing a VoIP patent dispute to Verizon Communications Inc. At press time, Vonage was likely to pay millions more in bond money than originally expected and it faced the prospect of […]

Appeals Court to Hear Vonage-Verizon Case on April 24

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the Vonage-Verizon patent case on April 24. That means Vonage Holdings Corp. will be able to sign new subscribers until at least that day. The VoIP provider late last Friday received a stay of injunction that would have stopped the company from adding new customers. Analysts for […]

Case Closed: Judge Says Megamergers Serve Public Interest

After nearly a year of deliberations, a federal judge has decided that the 2005 Bell megamergers were in the public interest. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan released a 56-page order on Thursday that reaffirmed the Justice Departments 2005 consent decree conditionally clearing the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers. Sullivan said his task was limited under the law […]

Pandora Networks Enhances Partner Program

Pandora Networks (Booth 502), a provider of hosted unified communications services for business, has restructured its partner program by automating the process in which channel partners will conduct day-to-day business. With the introduction of its new online Partner Portal, Pandora is enabling partners to increase their productivity while providing real-time data and support. Pandora said […]

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