Vonage gets 100th US patent

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) said it was granted its 100th patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

“Receiving our 100th patent is a terrific milestone for Vonage,” said Chief Executive Officer Alan Masarek. “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 was granted three patents, marking its 98th, 99th and 100th issued patents:

US Pat. Nos. 9,203,593 and 9,203,906, each entitled “Systems and Methods for Enabling Data Communications to a Telephony Device,” cover algorithms for minimizing battery usage by VoIP communications on mobile devices, by varying the frequency of background signaling between the device and the VoIP provider´s network.

US Pat. No. 9,203,969, “Apparatus and Methods for Integrating Information from Voice Over Internet Calling Systems and Social Networking Systems,” provides a system for recommending links between users on a social network based on their communication histories and activity on a phone system.

“The ´593 and ´906 patents are good examples of the numerous technologies Vonage has developed and implemented in our Vonage Mobile® consumer app that are equally applicable in a mobile business environment,” said Chief Legal Officer Kurt Rogers. “The ´969 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.”

Vonage has been granted 34 new patents to date in 2015. The company has 240 US patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.

Vonage is a leading provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers.