Skype Lawsuit Settlement on the Horizon

Kara Reeder

Following reports that agreements will soon be reached on three outstanding lawsuits, Skype co-founders Niklas Zennstrm and Janus Friis may be coming into quite a bit of cash.


According to, Zennstrom and Friis stand to win 10 percent of Skype, as well as the option to buy another 3 percent of the company for $83 million and get two seats on the board of Skype owner eBay.


In September, the men filed suit against eBay alleging copyright infringement. Zennstrom and Friis claim they and their company, Joltid, still maintained rights to a piece of the peer-to-peer communication system called Global Index.

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