VoIP-Pal Has Successfully Defeated An Ex Parte Reexamination Challenge Against the '606 Patent
WACO, Texas, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VoIP-Pal.com Inc. (“VoIP-Pal”, “Company”) (OTCQB: VPLM) is very pleased to announce that it has received notice of the USPTO’s intent to issue an Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate for U.S. Patent 10,218,606 (“the ’606 patent”).
According to the notice, the USPTO has not only confirmed the patentability of the 31 claims that were originally challenged, but in addition, the USPTO also affirmed the patentability of 8 newly presented claims, which the Company believes further strengthen the ’606 patent. The ’606 patent covers methods and equipment for routing communications including video and voice calls within a communication system that associates user devices with particular network elements or nodes.
VoIP-Pal CEO, Emil Malak said, “This latest USPTO reexamination decision is another major victory for our Company, once again confirming the strength of our patent portfolio and team. Our ’606 patent is coming out of reexamination with more patentable claims than it had going in! It is also worth noting that our Company has previously successfully resolved 36 IPR challenes without losing a single patent claim. We believe that our patent portfolio is stronger and has increased in value following this reexamination and our recent patent additions in India.”
“While our preference has always been to avoid litigation and reach an amicable settlement with the parties, we are ready for our day in court and are anxiously awaiting confirmation of our trial date in early 2024 in the Mobile Gateway cases that we filed against Verizon and T-Mobile. Our other case in Waco, asserting the ‘606 patent against Amazon, is currently in the discovery phase and is also moving along. It has been a long battle, but we are prepared to stay the course and will continue to move forward. Patience is a virtue.”
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