As we wait for the Federal Circuit to kill Vonage or revive it, Blawgletter noted that the company reported better results for its first quarter 2007.  Its press release notes that it added 166,000 subscribers (for a 2.4 million total) and lost fewer millions than it did in the same period last year.

And Vonage may wiggle out of its patent infringement troubles.  Thanks to the Supreme Court’s broader application of the "obviousness" doctrine in KSR v. Teleflex and the company’s own efforts to work around Verizon’s patents, Vonage could get a new trial, which it could conceivably win, or through self-help keep doing business even if it loses in court.  We almost can’t help but wish them luck.

Barry Barnett

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