Vonage gets 3 new patents

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) said it was granted three new patents in December by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

US 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. US Pat. No. 8,571,060, covering other aspects of the solution, issued on October 29, 2013.

US 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, US Pat. No. 8,223,720, issued on July 17, 2012.

US 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, US Pat. No. 8,401,528, issued on March 19, 2013.

Vonage is a provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. The company´s website is at www.vonage.com, in Canada at www.vonage.ca and the United Kingdom www.vonage.co.uk.

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