Vonage Loses Another Patent Suit
The online phone service provider Vonage, still reeling from a series of setbacks in its infringement lawsuit from Verizon, has now lost yet another lawsuit to a major telecom company. A U.S. District Court jury in Kansas City found Tuesday that Vonage had infringed on patents held by Sprint, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The jury found that Vonage must pay the telecom giant $69.5 million in damages.
Vonage had earlier lost a similar suit to Verizon, regarding separate technology, which led to bankruptcy fears, the resignation of the company’s CEO in April, and an ongoing legal battle over whether Vonage can in fact stay in business. Now, Vonage faces the threat of a similar injunction from Sprint.