Verizon Awarded Permanent Injunction Against Vonage

Verizon sued Vonage for patent infringement in June 2006. Professor Steven Shavell of Harvard testified on behalf of Verizon regarding damages and the need for a permanent injunction. The jury found infringement, awarded $58 million in damages, and the judge awarded a permanent injunction. The judge signed the permanent injunction order on April 6 and required Vonage to stop accepting new customers pending appeal.