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Net2Phone Sues Skype For Patent Infringement

Reuters News Wire (
Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:42:12 -0500

Net2Phone, the Internet telephone unit of IDT Corp. has filed a
lawsuit against eBay Inc.'s Skype Internet telephone unit, accusing
the unit of infringing a Net2Phone patent.

The suit, filed late on Thursday at a federal court in Newark, New
Jersey, claims that Skype's computer-to-computer Internet telephone
service infringes Net2Phone's patent number '704. It is seeking a
permanent injunction and damages.

An IDT spokesman said he would not comment beyond the lawsuit and a
representative from eBay was not immediately available for
comment. IDT bought Net2Phone in February.

(Additional reporting by Eric Auchard in San Francisco)

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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