A federal judge ruled today that Vonage cannot service new customers while it appeals that it infringed Verizon patents. The judge also ordered that the company post a $66 million bond.
Roger Warin, Vonage’s lawyer, told the court that prohibiting Vonage from seeking new customers is equivalent to “cutting off oxygen or a bullet to the head” for Vonage.
Back in early March, a jury found that Vonage had infringed three Verizon patents. It ordered that Vonage pay $58 million and 5.5 percent royalties on future sales.