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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

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