|FROM ||David Sugar
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Bad news for VoIP
|I am naturally deeply concerned with this issue. It is a perfect
example of misuse of both the patent and legal system, and a poster
child for why software and business method patents should not be
allowed, period. Of course, it also effects an area I work in, although
it is certainly not the first nor will it be last patent issue facing
independent voip development and free software.
Ron Guerin wrote:
> Ruben Safir wrote:
> > Vonage CEO quits; firm will cut jobs, costs The company, whose survival
> > is threatened by a patent case, seeks a path to profitability. By James
> > S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer April 13, 2007
> Two things come to mind. First, the Verizon patents are invalid,
> despite the ruling in this case. I don't know how Vonage managed not to
> get them overturned since those with some expertise in the matter say
> the patents should never have been awarded in the first place.
> Second, I hear nothing but "Vonage sucks" from those who've done
> business with them. They can cut costs all they want, but that's not
> one the problems they're actually having, so it's not going to help
> - Ron
>  They're losing money, but it's the _least_ of their problems.