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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 […]

Appeals Court: VoIP Must Pitch in to USF

A federal appeals court has upheld the FCCs requirement that VoIP providers contribute to the Universal Service Fund (USF). Nearly a year ago, the FCC revamped the USF contribution base to include VoIP providers that connect to the PSTN. Vonage Holdings Corp. then filed suit against the agency. Even though the court on Friday sided […]

NEWS BRIEFS

Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 1. The beleaguered company has secured $18.5 in debtor-inpossession financing to fund operations during reorganization. Pac-West has watched revenue from ISPs decline as it simultaneously has spent millions building out its network. It also sold its retail business to TelePacific Communications in […]

Nacchio Sues Over Legal Fees

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio has filed a lawsuit in a Delaware court over his legal costs. He said Qwest is balking at paying his legal fees and he is asking the court to require the company to keep footing the bills. Nacchio last month was found guilty on 19 of 42 […]

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 […]

Appeals Court Rejects Vonage Request

A federal appeals court today denied Vonage Holdings Corp.s request that the jury verdict against it be thrown out and that the company get a new trial. We believe that Vonage has not yet made a sufficient argument to justify a new trial, said analysts for investment bank Stifel Nicolaus in a memo to clients. […]

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 […]

Round TABLE

On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]

Vonage Wins Permanent Stay, Prepares for June 25 Hearing

Vonage Holdings Corp. is breathing a sigh of relief today as a federal appeals court said the embattled IP telephony provider may continue adding new subscribers. This was perhaps the best news Vonage has received in a while, and its stocks rose 38.4 percent in response, reaching $4 per share. Vonage in early March lost […]

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 […]

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