Vonage and Verizon’s patent dispute could be heard by a jury today according to UBS analyst, John Hodulik.

Opening statements were heard in the case on February 21 . Verizon sued Vonage in June, claiming broad patent violation. In January it alleged that Vonage had “appropriated the results of years of research conducted by Verizon and its predecessors. Vonage relies on the intellectual property developed by Verizon in delivering its infringing product and services.”

Verizon wants monetary damages and for Vonage to stop using what it says is Verizon’s technology.

Last month it was widely reported that the future of Vonage is at risk if Verizon wins the case. Vonage told Telecoms.com however, that it has successfully designed a workaround if it is forced to abandon its existing architecture.

Vonage also said that if it wins the case, it would “have a shot at invalidating all their [Verizon’s] patents in this space”. Something a legal source said was “customary in this sort of case and entirely plausible”.