Vonage reported progress today on working around two of the three Verizon patents that a jury earlier this year found Vonage to have infringed. The first two patents concern "voice translation" and the third involves wireless telephones, which Vonage says fewer than 10 percent of its customers use. According to the company’s press release:
Jeffrey Citron, Vonage Chairman, said, "We have battled through an extremely difficult quarter and will continue the fight in the courtroom. While the patent litigation has challenged our business, it has not distracted our focus on providing consumers with the opportunity to choose a better phone service.
"We believe we have workable designs for the two name translation patents and intend to begin deploying the solution to our customers shortly. In addition, we are continuing our development of the workaround for the wireless patent."