Skype latest victim of patent suit

Newark-based internet telephony company, Net2Phone has taken on eBay and its subsidiary peer-to-peer VoIP provider Skype in a lawsuit, alleging that Skype has infringed its patent for the placing of calls over the net.
The law suit, filed in the US District court of Newark, alleges that Skype infringed a patent filed by Net2Phone under US Patent Class 704, which broadly covers data processing encompassing speech signal processing, linguisitics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression.
Like other law suits filed recently against big name companies with deep pockets, the Net2Phone suit is going for broke, seeking damages and an injunction against further infringement, which would basically mean shutting the Skype service down.
iTWire – Skype latest victim of patent suit