Vonage Holdings Corp., a provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers, is a growing company by nearly any metric. Not only was the company recently named by Transparency Market Research as one of the major names expected to make waves in the global VoIP Market, but now it has been granted its 100th patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
"Receiving our 100th patent is a terrific milestone for Vonage," said Alan Masarek, Vonage’s chief executive officer. "As a technology company, a key tenet to our success is our commitment to innovate relentlessly. We continue to invest in improving our products, features and technology to better serve our customers, and are diligently protecting these advances through our growing patent portfolio. By supporting these development efforts with a robust intellectual property strategy, we can leverage today's innovations into a strong and sustainable competitive position in the future."
Vonage surged forward to this milestone through the granting of three patents, its 98th, 99th and 100th simultaneously. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the granting of three new U.S. patents in early November.
Patent 98 and 99, or U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,203,593 and 9,203,906, are each entitled "Systems and Methods for Enabling Data Communications to a Telephony Device" and cover algorithms for minimizing battery use when using VoIP communications on a mobile device. These patents achieve this by varying the frequency of background signalling between the mobile device and the VoIP provider’s network.
According to Vonage’s chief legal officer Kurt Rodgers, these patents were developed specifically for implementation in the Vonage Mobile consumer app, but are also appropriate for a “mobile business environment.”
Meanwhile, U.S. Pat. No. 9,203,969, or "Apparatus and Methods for Integrating Information from Voice Over Internet Calling Systems and Social Networking Systems," is a system for recommending links between users on a social network based on communication history and phone system activity.
This patent “reflects the increasing importance of providing seamless integration between communications systems and business applications used for productivity and CRM workflow, which is a key driver behind the Company's gUnify technology,” said Rodgers.