Raleigh-based Bandwidth.com, which was sued last August by Virginia-based Straight Path IP Group over alleged use of patented VOIP network technology, has settled the case.
Straight Path said Monday the suit has been wrapped up, but neither company disclosed any details. “The parties have agreed not to disclose the specific terms of the agreement,” Straight Path said.
Straight Path also has sued other network providers such as Vocalocity and hardware manufacturers, including BlackBerry.
VOIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, forms the basis for Bandwidth.com’s national network of services.
Straight Path said the settlement covered “pending litigation” involving “communications over a network.”
The firm sued Bandwidth, Telesphere Networks and Vocalocity last August. It sought “damages and injunctive relief.”
“This announcement regarding actions against VoIP providers follows on the heels of patent infringement actions we filed earlier today with the United States International Trade Commission against certain equipment manufacturers. We intend to vigorously and tenaciously defend our IP across industry verticals, wherever our technology is being used without license. We owe it to our stockholders to prevent infringement of our IP,” said David Jonas, Straight Path IP Group’s chief executive officer, when the suit was announced.
Later, Straight Path sued BlackBerry, Huawei, Samsung, and ZTE.
“These actions broaden the scope of our effort to protect our intellectual property rights by seeking redress from additional equipment manufacturers whose products infringe upon our technology,” Jonas said at the time.
LG, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, and Vizio also has been sued.
Bandwidth is the parent firm of wireless startup Republic Wireless.