VoIP News.com.au, 3 June 2006
There’s nothing like a dose of success and a multi-billion dollar acquisition to attract attention -- unwanted attention, that is. More Skype news has broken about a potential patent infringement, this time from cable VoIP provider Net2Phone.
Lawyers at the peer-2-peer (P2P) broadband phone company now have a second patent litigation claim to defend. The company, which was acquired in a massive US$4.1 billion deal with web auctioneer, eBay, already has to deal with patent infringement accusations arising from the shady Kazaa days like a skeleton from the closet of Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Jaanus Friis.