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TMCNet:  Vonage announces grant of three new US patents

[November 28, 2012]

Vonage announces grant of three new US patents

Nov 28, 2012 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE:VG), a provider of cloud-based communication services, announced on Tuesday the grant of three new US patents.

These new patents reportedly relate to diverse areas of the company's business, covering device recognition, customised routing, and 'click to call' functionality.

Vonage was issued US Pat. No. 8,306,202, 'Method and System for Customised Caller Identification' on 6 November 2012. The patented invention allows a user of a telephony system to set up customised caller ID and call routing instructions for different contacts.


Also on 6 November 2012, Vonage was issued US Pat. No. 8,305,933, 'Method and Apparatus for Detecting Devices on a Local Area Network'. The company said that this patented invention allows a host computer to communicate with any VoIP device on the network, facilitating the discovery and installation of the device regardless of the device's location.

Finally on 27 November 2012, Vonage was issued US Pat. No. 8,320,543, 'System for Effecting a Telephone Call Over a Computer Network Without Alphanumeric Keypad Operation', which provides a method for enabling users of a VoIP telephony system to place calls using a web browser or other Internet-capable software instead of an alphanumeric keypad on a conventional phone.

These three new patents are in addition to the four patents granted to Vonage earlier this year by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Reportedly Vonage now has 18 US patents with more than 110 US patent applications pending, along with numerous foreign patents and pending applications in many jurisdictions worldwide.

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