Appeals court: Vonage can sign up new customers, for now

Vonage can continue to sign up new customers.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted Vonage a second reprieve in its attempts to continue to sign up customers while a patent lawsuit brought by Verizon is underway.

Just hours after hearing oral argument in the case, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit blocked a lower court's injunction that would have barred the Internet phone company from adding new customers. The appeals court had temporarily placed that injunction on hold on April 6, and Tuesday's order makes it permanent for the duration of the appeal process.

The court clerk's office confirmed the order had been issued and said the paperwork would be available by around 3 pm ET on Tuesday.

Here's our article on the morning's oral arguments in Washington, D.C.

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