Vonage Injunction

The court just issued an injunction against Vonage in the Verizon patent litigation. Stayed for two weeks pending appeal, but this is serious.

Unlike the RIM-NTP litigation, Verizon isn’t in this for the patent licensing revenues. Vonage is a direct competitor. It can’t abuse its patent by refusing licensing entirely, but it certainly doesn’t have the incentive to make it easy for Vonage to cut a deal.