IDT Corp. Settles Patent Infringement, Antitrust Disputes with eBay and Skype

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 08/06/2010 - 10:27

August 6, 2010 - IDT, eBay and Skype have been in a patent dispute since 2006, and on July 13 of this year, IDT filed a civil antitrust suit against eBay and Skype in federal district court in Arkansas. This week the companies announced that they have settled all of their differences.

The 2006 patent infringement case, filed by IDT affiliate Net2Phone, alleged infringement of a patent covering creating a communications link between two devices using Internet Protocol.

The antitrust suit alleged unfair methods of competition on the part of eBay and Skype, specifically "conspiracy to monopolize, monopolization and attempted monopolization."

The companies did not disclose the terms of the settlement deal.