The Empire Strikes Back: Vonage considering bankruptcy

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Ramon F Herrera, Apr 18, 2007.


    "Legal woes are forcing Vonage to look at its long-term options, which
    may include bankruptcy.

    In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, the
    Internet phone service provider said the ongoing legal battles over
    patent disputes could eventually lead to liquidation of the company's
    assets under bankruptcy protection.

    "We are, and may in the future be, subject to damaging and disruptive
    intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely
    affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, as
    well as the continued viability of our company," Vonage said in the 10-
    K document."

    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 18, 2007
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  2. __/ [ Ramon F Herrera ] on Wednesday 18 April 2007 18:05 \__
    The company could be a victim of stupid patents. I thought about posting this
    yesterday, but it's really off-topic for c.o.l.a. It's an example of a
    company whose intellect is said to be stolen, so it falls victim to
    lawsuits. How about SCO? Well, they asked for it....

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    Roy Schestowitz, Apr 18, 2007
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  3. I am pretty sure Microsoft is following the case.

    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 18, 2007
  4. Ramon F Herrera

    NoStop Guest

    That would be great. I was wondering if we'd ever see the end of the
    extremely nauseating and stupid Vonage ads on TV.


    The "Wow" starts now.

    "No sane person wants Vista, so Microsoft is making sure they have no
    NoStop, Apr 19, 2007
  5. __/ [ Ramon F Herrera ] on Wednesday 18 April 2007 22:38 \__
    They could never pull that off with Linux though, because Linux isn't
    embodied in companies. If they dare to try to knock down companies, the
    whole world will turn against them.

    ~~ With kind regards

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    Roy Schestowitz, Apr 19, 2007
  6. I'm with you on that one. The ads were really annoying and it is really
    hard to tell what sort of idiots they were targeted at.

    But anyways, I don't think it's a battle won for Verizon. The Vonage
    customer base is not going to become Verizon's. It will be Comcasts -
    Verizon't most fierce competitor (at least in the North East).
    Additionally, it would be funny to see those two battle it out - Comcast
    vs. Verizon. I'm sure the telecom field is not going to be the same if
    this battle ever happens.

    So, way to go, Verizon, pave the way for your worst competitor!



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  7. Ramon F Herrera

    blitz Guest

    So, which providers *aren't* infringing on Verizon's patents? (on
    which there does actually seem to be some prior art)
    blitz, May 22, 2007
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