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TMCNet:  Vonage gets 4 new US patents

[February 20, 2013]

Vonage gets 4 new US patents

Feb 20, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) said it has been granted four new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These patents relate to call rating and routing, conference calling, mobile wireless and calling card technologies.


US Pat. No. 8,364,700, "Method and Apparatus for Rapid Data Access and Distribution Using Structured Identifiers" provides a novel algorithm for processing certain types of data structures. It has broad relevance to applications involving large databases, including telephone call rating and routing.

US Pat. No. 8,374,106, "Method and Apparatus for Group Calling in an IP-Based Communication System" provides a convenient alternative to traditional conference calling, allowing individuals to establish and control the call through various interfaces, such as web browsers and apps for smartphones and tablets. With this technology, individuals can participate in conference calls without a bridge number or authorization codes.

Pat. No. 8,379,571, "Method and Apparatus for Provisioning Dual Mode Wireless Client Devices in a Telecommunications System," relates to configuring a mobile device for use over a VoIP network. US Pat. No. 8,379,813, "Apparatus and Method of Authorizing a Calling Card Telephone Card," describes a calling card with enhanced security features.

The issuance of these new patents in the first two months of 2013 builds upon the seven patents granted to Vonage in 2012, the company's most productive year ever in developing its growing patent portfolio. Vonage now has 22 US patents and nearly 140 US patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.

Vonage is a provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. 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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