Vonage Granted Four New Patents

Apr 10, 2014, 08:54 ET from Vonage Holdings Corp.

HOLMDEL, N.J., April 10, 2014 /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 its first four patents in 2014 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These patents demonstrate the company's continued dedication to innovation.

"We are pleased to receive these recent grants from the patent office," said Chief Legal Officer, Kurt M. Rogers. "These patents build on the strong growth of our portfolio in recent years.  In 2014, we continue to file new patent applications covering upcoming products, services and features across our business, including in key growth areas such as mobile and unified communications."

U.S. Pat. No. 8,693,994, "Systems and Methods for Terminating Telephony Communications to Mobile Telephony Devices," issued April 8, 2014, provides methods for sending requests to a customer's mobile carrier that will activate a call forwarding feature to enable low-cost incoming calls on mobile phones while traveling internationally. This is Vonage's third patent related to this technology.

U.S. Pat. No. 8,683,044, "Third-Party Call Control Application Program Interface," issued March 25, 2014, relates to a click-to-call feature that uses Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to establish a call between two devices based on a request issued over a computer network. This is Vonage's third patent related to click-to-call technology.

U.S. Pat. No. 8,681,959, "Method and System for Customized Caller Identification," issued March 25, 2014, allows calling parties to choose how their caller ID will be displayed to recipients. This technology also allows the recipient to set up a custom caller ID that will be displayed based on the identity of the person placing the call. 

U.S. Pat. No. 8,635,454, "Authentication Systems and Methods Using a Packet Telephony Device," issued January 21, 2014, relates to authenticating a subscriber for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services to prevent fraudulent access to the subscriber's online account.

The company now owns 41 U.S. patents and has more than 215 U.S. patent applications pending, along with numerous 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, with approximately 2.5 million subscriber lines. Vonage provides a robust suite of feature-rich, affordable residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Vonage's residential service is sold on the web (www.vonage.com) and through telesales and regional and national retailers, and its business service is sold through Vonage Business Solutions (www.vonagebusiness.com) telesales and channel partners.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc. To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit www.youtube.com/vonage.


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