Vonage Holdings has finally come to an accommodation with Verizon, which had sued Vonage for patent infringement – Vonage has agreed to pay up. The question that remains is: how much?
Vonage was found to be violating several patents, but has asked for a rehearing on two of them; that decision is pending. If Vonage gets a favorable decision, it will owe Verizon $80 million. If the decision goes Verizon’s way, Vonage will owe Verizon $120 million.
Vonage came up on the losing side in another patent dispute, this one with Sprint Nextel. In October, Vonage settled, agreeing to pay Sprint Nextel.