Vonage Granted Stay in Verizon Patent Case
The decision allows the Internet phone company to continue signing up new customers.WASHINGTON, D.C.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted Vonage Holdings a stay on an earlier court order that had barred the company from signing up new customers. The stay, which is permanent until the companys appeal is decided, will allow Vonage to continue business as usual. The court sided with Vonage after arguments in which the company pointed out that otherwise it would go out of business, and when lawyers for the company pointed out that Vonage would have to pay royalties on the patents to Verizon in any case.
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