Drunk Off Patent Success Against Vonage, Verizon Moves On To Cox

from the who's-next dept

Having successfully sued Vonage over VoIP patents, despite an inferior product and plenty of prior art, it appears that Verizon is seeing who else it can sue for VoIP patent infringement. First on the list is cable provider Cox, who offers VoIP to its customers, just like most cable providers these days. A successful lawsuit against Cox would almost definitely mean additional lawsuits against all the other cable providers, who have also been much more successful than Verizon in actually offering a VoIP service that customers find useful. Of course, in this day and age, it seems that rather than improve the product, the answer is to sue everyone else for patent infringement. Just like the Founding Fathers intended.
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Filed Under: cable companies, patents, voip
Companies: cox, verizon


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    Frenchi, 21 Jan 2008 @ 7:15pm

    Re: Re: technonsense

    And there are so many more flameworthy topics than a Verizon patent lawsuit, too. This is exactly why nobody takes Techdirt et al seriously enough to get things changed: making personal attacks on the questionable sexual prowess of anonymous internet users is both frowned upon in the judicial innerworkings of the patent system and a waste of time.

    And, since Im not one to sit idly on the side of a good flamewar, lol @ internet tough-guy getting butt-hurt over childish name calling.

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