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BBC News | Technology | World Edition: Injunction in Vonage patent row
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March 26, 2007 4:00 PM

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A US judge bans internet phone firm Vonage from using patents owned by US phone giant Verizon.

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March 26, 2007 4:10 PM

I was always interested in the Viability of Vonage in a world with free VOIP. If on shaky ground before, this is definitely not a welcomed development for the company. But it does raise the debate over the struggle to fostering innovation and competition while protecting the intellectual property.

Part of the problem lies in the limited ability of the patent office to determine what is patentable or rather, what should be patentable.

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