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Apple's Ridiculous Patent Claims Against Samsung Destroyed!

Just had an awesome read on the Samsung vs. Apple patent battles and the ridiculousness of it all. For instance, the following is a list of alternative design options that Apple thought Samsung should have considered to not infringe on...

China's telecom patent boom - Is China Ready to Enforce IP?

China has a reputation for not enforcing other countries' patents and copyrights, including bootleg DVDs that can be found in just about any major Chinese city street corner. It was even alleged that China's telecom giant Huawei stole Cisco's routing...

Microsoft Patents VoIP and Skype Wiretapping

Microsoft was recently granted a patent for a technology called Legal Intercept, which apparently enables Microsoft to secretly intercept, monitor and record Skype calls. I'm skeptical. Many Skype calls are peer-to-peer (P2P) with the packets traveling across different router hops....

FTC Lets Intel into the Nortel Patent Sweepstakes

The FTC has given Intel permission to bid on assets being sold by bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp, joining Apple, Google, Ericsson, and others in the high-stakes patent sweepstakes that can have a dramatic impact on the mobile and telecom...

Skype for iPhone Blocked in Canada

I learned that the Skype for iPhone app is unavailable to our Canadian friends across the border in the Apple iTunes App Store. I contacted Skype for comment and their representative told me, "There are some patent-licensing issues which prevent...

Verizon VoiceWing Exits VoIP Business

Verizon VoiceWing customers received letters in the last couple of days saying, "We regret to inform you that effective March 31, 2009, Verizon will no longer offer VoiceWing. At that time, all VoiceWing service will be terminated". Rumors of VoiceWing's...

Verizon Loses VoIP Patent case to Cox Communications

Rich Tehrani writes a great story with some historical context on how Verizon lost a VoIP patent case (on all 6 patent counts) to Cox Communications. Unfortunately, a bit too late for Vonage which paid millions to settle their patent...

8x8, Inc. Awarded New VoIP Patent

8x8, Inc. the provider of the Packet8 broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), videophone and mobile VoIP communication services, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 7,394,803 entitled "Distributed Local Telephony Gateway." The patent was issued from...

Call Screening Patent

While researching for my VoIP call screening post earlier today, I came across a patent for "call screening". Curious, I decided to check it out the filed patent and found it was filed by Nortel Networks in July 2004. Interestingly,...

Nuvio sues Garmin over nuvifone

Nuvio announced a trademark infringement lawsuit against Garmin today. The dispute is against Garmin's uber cool GPS mobile phone called the Nuvifone just recently announced and due out later this year.  Nuvi claims they filed this lawsuit January 31st of...

VoIP Pioneer Slams Sprint

One of the unsung pioneers in the VoIP industry is Rich Tehrani. Rich started Internet Telephony Magazine in 1997, the first magazine to exclusively cover VoIP. Before Internet Telephony, Rich also launched CTI Magazine in 1994, a magazine focused on...

Another VoIP Provider Bites the Dust

Rich Tehrani has word that Packet8 is going to be picking up 12,000 VoIP subscribers from some unknown VoIP provider that is folding up shop over the next 3 months. Let the guessing game begin, who is it? Well, we...

Vonage vs. Sprint - Court Decision Reached

According to Reuters, a U.S. federal court has reached a decision on Sprint Nextel Corp's patent infringement lawsuit against Vonage. A Vonage spokeswoman could not provide further details on the decision and a Sprint representative was not immediately available. Trading...

P2P or ENUM Saves Vonage?

We've been down this road before with claims of a Vonage workaround to get past the Verizon patent issue, only to have our hopes dashed. But now word comes today late yesterday from Bloomberg that Vonage has a patent workaround...

Deep Throat Shoots Verizon Patent Out of the Water

An anonymous source, let's call him/her my "Deep Throat" source emailed me with a couple of interesting links that seem to disprove Verizon's patent claims. One of the most important things in fighting patent claims is demonstrating "prior art" that...

Vonage warns it could file for bankruptcy

According to the Asbury Park Press, Vonage warned that patent fights could lead to bankruptcy and the company's liquidation. Vonage lost its patent lawsuit with Verizon and as I have stated before, if this is upheld on appeal, Vonage will...

Vonage Patent Update

As I predicted, Vonage was issued a stay in the Federal Court of Appeals and would not be shut down as a result of their litigation with Verizon. Vonage today stated that it views the Court of Appeals' granting of...

Vonage NOT Saved by VoIP, Inc.

I'm still seeing tons of reports that VoIP, Inc. has "saved" Vonage from the current patent litigation lawsuit with Verizon. This is NOT true. The information I received from Ars Technica was not accurate. I immediately updated my post with...

Vonage inks deal with VoIP Inc bypassing Verizon patent claim

Update 5pm 4/3/2007 - please see the update at the bottom of this post - Vonage has performed an end-around the Verizon patent by inking a deal with VoIP, Inc., a company that claims to hold several VoIP patents. I...

BlackBerry maker RIM's shares halted after patent ruling

According to MarketWatch, Research In Motion Ltd.'s (RIMM) request to suspend proceedings of its ongoing patent dispute with NTP Inc., pending the BlackBerry maker's request for a U.S. Supreme Court review, was denied, according to an NTP press release, the...
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