Voip-Pal.Com Inc.'s Lawful Intercept and Microsoft's "Legal Intercept" Patent Pending Applications are Remarkably Similar
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Voip-Pal.Com Inc. ("Voip-Pal") (OTC Pink Sheets: VPLM) is pleased to announce the status of its Lawful Intercept Patent Application. This intellectual property has now been fully integrated into Voip-Pal's proprietary VoIP Softswitch Platform and its current status is Patent Pending.
Voip-Pal's Lawful Intercept Patent Pending is part of Voip-Pal's acquisition of Digifonica International Gibraltar ("Digifonica"). Digifonica's Lawful Intercept Patent Application is called "Intercepting Voice Over IP Communications and other Data Transmissions" and was filed on November 29, 2007 (US Patent Application 20100150138, link to Digifonica International's USPTO filing). Microsoft Corporation's "Legal Intercept" Patent Application was filed on December 23, 2009 filing (US Patent Application 20110153809, link to Microsoft's USPTO filing), two years after Voip-Pal/Digifonica's Lawful Intercept Patent Application date. There are substantial similarities between Voip-Pal/Digifonica's Lawful Intercept Patent Application and Microsoft's "Legal Intercept" Patent Application.
Voip-Pal/Digifonica's Lawful Intercept Patent Application has successfully completed the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) International Phase. The Patent Application now enters into the National Phase and is expected to be examined by EU member countries in addition to the United States and Canada. The status of Voip-Pal/Digifonica's Lawful Intercept application is under active prosecution processing and currently Patent Pending.
Voip-Pal/Digifonica's Lawful Intercept Patent Application discloses the most efficient way of intercepting voice over the Internet. This revolutionary technology was developed to address the national and international demands by governments to enable law agencies the ability to perform scheduled and live intercepts (wire-taps) on Digital Voice telephone conversations. This technology has been trialed at several relevant agencies in the UK, and complies with the ETSI (European telecommunications Standards Institute) and UK NHIS (National Handover Interface Standard) standards.
Compliance with the ETSI and NHIS standards ensures that the Lawful Intercept technology can be adopted by all European Union member countries who have recently announced a desire to terminate network providers who do not offer Lawful Intercept solutions (this would include service providers such as Skype). India has also made it clear its desire to "kick out" service providers who cannot offer some kind of Lawful Intercept solution.
"Federal law enforcement agencies have expressed frustration in trying to track and record criminal and terrorist internet conversations," explains Dennis Chang, President of Voip-Pal. "Our Lawful Intercept technology would allow government agencies to 'silently record' VOIP communications. CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act) requires telecommunications carriers and makers of communications equipment to enable their equipment so it can be used for surveillance purposes by federal law enforcement agencies."
Voip-Pal/Digifonica has three other significant and related Patent Pending Applications aside from its Lawful Intercept Patent Pending Application. The status and description are as follows:
1. Patent application PCT/CA2007/001956 "Producing Routing Messages for voice over IP Communications" ("RBR - Routing, Billing and Rating") was filed by Digifonica on November 1, 2007. PCT International Phase has been completed and it has entered the National Phase in United States and other countries. This application is Patent Pending and the prosecution process is going on now.
The RBR Patent Application describes the most effective and efficient way to operate today's modern commercial VoIP communications system.
2. Patent application PCT/CA2009/001062 "Mobile Gateway" was filed by Digifonica on July 28, 2009. PCT International Phase has been completed and it has entered National Phase in United States and other countries. This application is Patent Pending and the prosecution process is going on now.
The Mobile Gateway Patent Application discloses how cell phones can utilize VoIP system to avoid roaming charges.
3. Patent application PCT/CA2009/001317 "Uninterrupted Transmission of Internet Protocol Transmissions During Endpoint Changes" ("Advanced Interoperability Solutions") was filed by Digifonica on September 17, 2009. PCT International Phase is in Progress. This application is Patent Pending and the prosecution process is going on now.
The Advanced Interoperability Solutions Patent Application discloses how to prevent "dropped calls" when cell phone calls move from coverage area of one provider to another one.
About Voip-Pal.Com Inc.
Voip-Pal.Com Inc. is a broadband VoIP telecom company offering local and long distance VoIP services to residential and business customers. The company also provides VoIP communication and reseller solutions for its partners. Voip-Pal.Com Inc. is the enabler of international calls using VoIP technology on the internet, smartphones and PC Tablets. Voip-Pal's goal is to provide a quality, high-speed and cost-effective telephone solution for the casual and business international traveler who must rely on their smartphones, laptops or tablets in order to communicate. Voip-Pal.Com, through its wholly owned subsidiary "Digifonica (International) Limited Gibraltar", is a technical leader in the VoIP services market which had revenues of $58 Billion in 2011 and is experiencing double digit year-over-year growth. The addition of Digifonica Gibraltar's patent portfolio greatly enhances shareholder value and will contribute to significant revenue growth for Voip-Pal.Com.
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