U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Grants Vonage New Patent for Optimized Routing of IP Telephony Communications
HOLMDEL, N.J., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Pat. No. 8,472,342, "Systems and Methods of Routing IP Telephony Data Packet Communications." The '342 patent was allowed in less than three months under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Prioritized Examination Procedure.
The patented invention provides substantial improvements to voice quality in IP-based telephony systems. This technology dynamically selects the path of the communication based on network conditions at the time of the call.
"This invention creates important advantages for any VoIP network operator, directly impacting the quality, reliability and user experience of its service," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt M. Rogers. "Recognizing the high value and novelty of this solution, we requested and received an accelerated examination by the patent office. We appreciate the rapid examination, which we believe validates the uniqueness of the invention."
The '342 patent is Vonage's seventh in 2013. Vonage now has 25 U.S. patents and nearly 170 U.S. patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves approximately 2.3 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Our Vonage World® plan offers unlimited calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and visual voicemail – for one low monthly rate. Our Vonage Mobile app is a free downloadable app for iPhone® and Android™ that lets users talk, text and video chat worldwide for free with anyone else who uses the app. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom (www.vonage.co.uk).
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