The protection of intellectual properties is a big issue in today's technology driven world. With so many patents being issued, it is extremely important to make a thorough search to ensure the technology being implemented in a product or service is not patented by another individual or organization. Whether the violation of the patent was intentional or not, organizations are facing multimillion dollar judgments that could potentially bankrupt or greatly hinder a new startup from going forward or an established company from introducing their next product line.
Voip-Pal.Com Inc., a broadband VoIP telecom company offering local and long distance VoIP services to residential and business customers, is awaiting issuance of the final patent application for "Uninterrupted Transmission of Internet Protocol Transmissions During Endpoint Changes." The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Corrected Notice of Allowability on February 4, 2014 after an examiner reviewed a prior art disclosure the company withdrew.
This patent is the fifth and final patent applications in the Voip-Pal portfolio of technology which include:
Lawful Intercept ("Intercepting VoIP communications and other data communications") US Patent Publication No. 20100150138, (Link to Digifonica Lawful Intercept USPTO filing): a technology addressing national and international demands by governments to enable law agencies the ability to perform scheduled and live intercepts on Digital Voice telephone conversations.
Routing, Billing and Rating engine (RBR): ("Producing routing messages for VoIP communications") US Patent Publication No. 20100150328 (Link to RBR USPTO filing): it allows new licensees to perform subscriber management from their own existing subscriber management and billing platforms.
Mobile Gateway, US Patent Publication No. 20110122827, (Link to Digifonica Mobile Gateway USPTO filing): designed to allow a single subscriber device to connect automatically to WiFi/WiMax and other wireless data connections.
Enhanced 911 ("Emergency Assistance calling for VoIP communications") International Application No. PCT/CA2008/000545: allows for Short Code/Emergency Dialing with the ability to enable true Emergency Calling solutions to Digital Voice subscribers.
Advanced Interoperability Solutions ("Uninterrupted Transmission of Internet Protocol Transmissions during Endpoint Changes") International Application No. PCT/CA2009/001317: allows the transfer of in-session digital voice calls between disparate wireless technologies, letting subscribers roam seamlessly between different Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G and 4G antenna technologies without losing a call.
"With the Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for the Uninterrupted Transmission of IP, this concludes the five patent applications in the Voip-Pal portfolio of technology. With these issued and allowed patents, Voip-Pal is in a very strong position to influence the future of VoIP telephony," said Dr. Thomas Sawyer, Chairman and CEO of Voip-Pal.