Covering Unified Communications - From Our Indsutry Experts

TMCNet:  CounterPath receives patent from US Patent and Trademark Office

[December 28, 2012]

CounterPath receives patent from US Patent and Trademark Office

Dec 28, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- CounterPath, a developer of desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, has received patent No. US 8,335,187 from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

This patent outlines the process by which a Network Convergence Gateway (NCG) detects and monitors a mobile subscriber's location and automatically routes calls to either a packet-based (IP) endpoint or the traditional circuit switched entity.


The primary benefit of this patent is it enables CounterPath to develop communications solutions. Essentially, this process exclusively establishes a set of rules for NCGs to follow, based on a variety of pre-determined parameters such as location and strength of data service (3G, 4G or Wi-Fi).

These parameters are completely customizable based on the needs established by the business or end-user. CounterPath now has 16 patents issued and 7 additional applications pending.

"The mobile number has become the primary method of how end-users interact with family, friends and colleagues, by being a reliable mechanism that enables a person to stay connected with one number, regardless of location," said Donovan Jones, president and CEO, CounterPath.

"This patent also adds to CounterPath's intellectual property value by protecting our partners and customers in the quickly growing Mobile VoIP and OTT markets." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

[ Back To Unified Communications's Homepage ]

Featured Whitepapers

Building A Business Case For Unified Communications

The hype surrounding any emerging technology often shrouds the private sector with mixed feelings, as decision-makers try to decipher whether new offerings will enhance operations, hinder productivity or introduce some bizarre mixture of the two.

Instant Cashflow Improvement and Rapid ROI with Unified Communications

The up-and-down economy of the past several years has highlighted the need to operate more effi ciently and cut costs wherever possible. In most situations, these two notions would seem contradictory, but a number of emerging technologies - cloud computing, virtualization and the bring-your-own-device movement among them - are helping companies accomplish these goals.

The Top Four Pitfalls of Unified Communications

Today's enterprise needs to be agile if decision-makers wish to remain competitive and relevant in the eyes of consumers. As more companies and customers around the world begin leveraging innovative devices like smartphones, tablets and next-generation laptops, the need to deploy unified communications grows alongside it. Neglecting to implement the technology may result in dire consequences that could spell the end of an organization.