for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up

Vonage, AT&T settle patent dispute

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Digital phone service Vonage VG.N said on Friday it has settled a patent dispute with AT&T T.N.

Vonage was hit by a string of patent suits since going public in May 2006. It settled a suit with Sprint Nextel S.N and another one with Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N in October.

AT&T sued the company, accusing it with using packet-based telephony products, which allows voice conversations to be carried over the Internet, based on products that use technology covered by AT&T patents.

Vonage did not disclose the nature of the settlement, which it said occurred on Nov. 7. The settlement was finalized on Friday.

(Reporting by Kenneth Li, editing by Richard Chang)

((kenneth.li@reuters.com; +1 646 223 6224; Reuters Messaging: kenneth.li.reuters.com@reuters.net))

((Visit here for more coverage at the Reuters MediaFile blog.)) Keywords: VONAGE ATT/

C Reuters 2007. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution ofReuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expresslyprohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuterssphere logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of the Reuters group ofcompanies around the world.nWEN3153

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up