Vonage Sued by Nortel
Having finally solved its patent litigation from seemingly every major telecommunications provider in North America, Vonage is now facing yet another patent lawsuit: this time, from Nortel. The Wall Street Journal reported on the suit Monday.
The Canadian telecom provider filed suit against the New Jersey-based Internet phone provider, alleging that Vonage infringed on nine separate patents related to Internet phone service, 911 and 411 calling and “click to call,” Nortel’s spokesman told the Journal.
Most strangely, this suit appears to have come about after Vonage acquired three patents from Digital Packet Licensing Inc. last year. Nortel had already been in legal entanglements with that company.