Skype sued for patent violation

by admin June 5, 2006 at 12:26 pm

Net2Phone cries foul…

Internet phone company Net2Phone has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival Skype Technologies and its parent company, eBay.

Net2Phone, which filed its lawsuit last week in US District Court in New Jersey, alleges Skype infringed on its VoIP patent, which was issued to Net2Phone in August 2000.

Net2Phone’s lawsuit comes as the voice over IP industry has seen a flood of new entrants from small start-ups to large, established ISPs.

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