Spotlight: VoIP startup wrestles with Microsoft over VoIP surveillance patent

VoIP-Pal acquired patent from Digifonica in May

VoIP startup VoIP-Pal is taking on IT behemoth Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in a patent battle over VoIP surveillance technology, which enables service providers to comply with government requests to wiretap VoIP conversations. VoIP-Pal is arguing that the patent, which it acquired from Digifonica in May, was filed in 2007, while a patent for similar technology was filed by Microsoft two years later, according to a report by NetworkWorld. Read more