The Federal Circuit today granted Vonage’s emergency motion to stay a potentially ruinous injunction that followed its loss at trial on claims that it infringed Verizon patents on voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology.  The injunction barred Vonage from signing up new customers for its VoIP telephone service.  But the court also expedited briefing and oral argument in the Vonage appeal.  Its docket entry on PACER reads thus:

ACTION: Entry 19 :  Granted. Vonage’s opening brief is due May 9, 2007. Verizon opening brief is due May 23, 2007; Reply brief due 5/30/2007.  All briefs hand-served. Oral argument is scheduled for June 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

For the companies’ responses, check out a WSJ article here.

Barry Barnett

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