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Submission + - End of VoIP in the US?

fermion writes: The register is reporting that Vonage can't work around Verizon's VoIP patents. Combined with the judges interpretation of the patents, this seems to indicate that competitive VoIP, at least i the US, is dead. I can see shades of the bad of days when AT&T rented phones at an exorbitant rate and invented a new charge every month.

The only hope appears to be that "According to Paul Derry, from patent experts Venner Shipley, most of Verizon's claims should only apply to companies with servers located in the US, even if services are being offered to US citizens." Perhaps Iceland is to become the server capital of the world.

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