Vonage Granted Three New Patents

Company Doubles Number of Patents in 2013

Dec 10, 2013, 08:30 ET from Vonage

HOLMDEL, N.J., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced that it was granted three new patents in December by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

U.S. Pat. No. 8,600,364, "Systems and Methods for Terminating Telephony Communications to Mobile Telephony Devices," issued December 3, relates to a system that automatically activates a call forwarding feature based on the customer's location, enabling low-cost incoming calls on mobile phones while traveling internationally. This is Vonage's second patent relating to its international roaming solution. U.S. Pat. No. 8,571,060, covering other aspects of the solution, issued on October 29, 2013. 

U.S. Pat. No. 8,605,682, "Systems and Methods for Handoff of a Mobile Telephone Call in a VoIP Environment," issued today, provides a solution for avoiding the disconnection of a voice-over-IP call when the mobile user moves between coverage areas of different wireless networks. This is Vonage's second mobile handoff patent; an earlier patent, U.S. Pat. No. 8,223,720, issued on July 17, 2012.

U.S. Pat. No. 8,606,246, "Systems and Methods for Providing Telephony Services," also issued today, enables a customer to conveniently purchase a telephone service plan through a third-party merchant such as the Apple® App Store and Google® Play, without having to enter into a separate financial transaction with the services provider itself. Vonage was previously issued another patent relating to the purchase of services plans through an app store, U.S. Pat. No. 8,401,528, issued on March 19, 2013.

"Our most recent patents showcase our innovative solutions in mobile telecommunications and reflect our ongoing focus on achieving lower costs, improved quality, and enhanced ease-of-use for our customers," said Chief Legal Officer, Kurt M. Rogers. "We are pleased with the continued strong growth in our patent portfolio. In 2013, we doubled our number of U.S. patents and nearly doubled the number of pending U.S. applications."

Vonage was granted 18 U.S. patents and filed more than 90 U.S. patent applications in 2013. The company now owns 36 U.S. patents and has more than 210 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 2.4 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 consumers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom (www.vonage.co.uk).

Vonage Business Solutions provides a robust suite of communications features critical to running a business, and can save businesses at least 30 percent on their domestic phone bills1. In addition, Vonage offers businesses international long distance rates to the most frequently called countries that are, on average, 75 percent lower than the competition2.

The company's best-in-class business features include call analytics, conference calling, call transfer, virtual receptionist, extension dialing, call forwarding, SimulRing®, mobile capabilities and more, all managed through the convenience of an online account.  For more information about Vonage Business Solutions, visit Vonage.com/business.

1) Savings claim is based on the average monthly recurring charge for unlimited domestic business calling plans from the top three wireline service providers. Comparison excludes promotional pricing, fees, surcharges or taxes and assumes a customer already has broadband service. Check your phone bill to determine the savings that would apply to you.

2) Based on comparison of the top three wireline service providers' per-minute rates to the top 50 markets.

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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