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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    derek (profile), 24 Jan 2008 @ 6:11am

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