Vonage says it has workaround plan

Vonage, which faces a shutdown after losing a patent-infringement lawsuit to Verizon Communications over several VoIP patents, says it may have solved two of the three patent issues that are threatening to put the company out of commission. The patents pertain to WiFi networks and Internet calling.

Speaking at the company's first quarter financial results last week, Jeffrey Citron, Vonage chairman, said: "We believe we have workable designs for the two name translation patents and intend to begin deploying the solution to our customers shortly. In addition, we are continuing our development of the workaround for the wireless patent," he said.

Vonage recently won a stay of injunction allowing it to keep signing up subscribers and said it will continue its fight in the courts as it maintains it doesn't infringe on Verizon's technology.

For more about Vonage's workaround plan:
- check out this article from telecoms.com (sub. req.)