Internet telephone company Vonage Holdings Corp. asked a federal appeals court to throw out a patent verdict it lost in March in light of a Supreme Court opinion Monday.
The company Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to overturn a jury's verdict that Vonage infringed three Verizon Communications Inc. patents and to send the case back to the trial court.
Vonage was ordered to stop adding customers after losing the patent ruling. On April 24, the company won its request in the appeals court to continue business as usual while it appeals.
"We are very encouraged by the Supreme Court's decision," said Jeffrey Citron, chairman of Holmdel, N.J.-based Vonage. The ruling "should have positive implications for Vonage and our pending patent litigation with Verizon."