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When Entrepreneurs Attack! All 10 New Skype Lawsuit Filings!

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Earlier today, Joost and Joltid attacked!

The pair of companies, which are controlled by Skype co-founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, filed a motion for preliminary injunction against former Joost CEO Michelangelo Volpi and Index Ventures, where Volpi now works as a partner, asking that he not use knowledge or confidential information he got at the video start-up in current dealings with Skype.

It’s the latest volley in an ever-escalating battle over the Internet telephony giant, which also involves eBay (EBAY).

As a public service to all readers who really have nothing else to do, here are the 10 filings related to this latest legal maneuver:


PI Brief – PUBLIC


Motion To Expedite


Motion To File Under Seal


Proposed Order To Expedite


Proposed Order To File Under Seal


Exhibits 1-20 to Declaration of S. Dargitz In Support of PI – PUBLIC


Declaration of S. Dargitz In Support of PI – PUBLIC


Declaration of Justin Erenkrantz In Support of PI


Declaration of Janus Friis Degnbol In Support of PI


Declaration of Owen O’Donnell In Support of PI


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— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik