From the Security Experts

June 22, 2010

Frontier Sues Google to Block Google Voice: Report

By SIP Trunking Report Editor

Frontier Communications Corp reportedly suing to stop Google to stop the Mountain View, Calif., Internet search giant from offering a service that gives users one phone number connecting their home, work and cell phones, according to reports.

The reason? It infringes on a Frontier patent, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Stamford, Conn.-based Frontier, which provides phone, Internet access and satellite TV, also asked a federal court to award it damages for the infringement by the Google Voice service, Reuters reported.

"Google's deliberate infringement of the (Frontier patent) has greatly and irreparably damaged Frontier," said the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri