Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Sprint Nextel Sues Vonage Over VOIP IP
Sprint tried to reach an agreement w/ Vonage for over a year regarding these patents, so I'm pretty sure Sprint has done their IP homework when it comes to the VOIP space.
From C/Net Sprint Nextel sue Vonage over VOIP patents
Sprint Nextel, the third-largest U.S. wireless company, claimed Vonage and Voiceglo Holdings, a unit of Theglobe.com, had infringed seven patents relating to voice over data packet technology developed by Sprint.
Vonage, the largest U.S. independent Internet-based telephone service, passed 1 million subscriptions last month and is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering.
I wonder how this affects the upcoming Vonage IPO?
As IP (intellectual property) becomes a key issue for any emerging technology, I would look at what companies Sprint HAS already signed up with for more clues.