U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Grants Vonage Two More Patents

Jul 09, 2013, 08:30 ET from Vonage Holdings Corp.

HOLMDEL, N.J., July 9, 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 two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office: U.S. Pat. No. 8,483,210, "Method and Apparatus for Voice Traffic Management in a Data Network," and U.S. Pat. No. 8,478,548, "Apparatus and Method for Automated Inventory Tracking and Authentication."

The '210 patent, issued today, relates to a device that transmits both voice and non-voice communications such as a VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol) telephone adapter. The patented technology maintains the voice quality on calls by automatically adjusting the device's bandwidth.

"This invention ensures that call quality remains high in situations where it could be otherwise compromised, including when the internet connection used for making VoIP calls is also used for other purposes, for example, downloading large files," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt M. Rogers.

The '548 patent, issued on July 2, relates to technology that allows network operators to verify that devices connected to their networks, such as VoIP telephone adapters, were distributed through authorized channels.

Vonage has been granted nine patents so far in 2013. The company now has 27 U.S. patents and nearly 180 U.S. patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.  

About Vonage

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).

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

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