Voip-Pal.Com Inc.'s Lawful Intercept Patent Application Receives the Allowance
for Issuance as a Patent
BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 28, 2013
BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Voip-Pal.Com Inc. ("Voip-Pal")
(OTC Pink: VPLM) is pleased to announce that on January 18, 2013, US Patent
and Trademark Office (USPTO) has mailed the Notice of Allowance to Voip-Pal's
wholly owned subsidiary Digifonica (International) Limited ("Digifonica") on
its patent application "INTERCEPTING VOICE OVER IP COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER
DATA COMMUNICATIONS". Initially it was filed in November 29, 2007 as a PCT
(Patent Cooperation Treaty) application, succeeded in the International phase,
then entered the National phase in many countries, including the U.S.A. This
notice of allowance means that prosecution is closed for the Lawful patent
application and it is allowed for issuance as a patent.
The Lawful or Legal Intercept patent application discloses the technology on
how the Law Enforcement Agencies can monitor VoIP calls of persons of
interest. Existing legacy technologies rely on recording functionality of
telephony switches and/or taps installed in major Internet hubs. With the
expansion of Internet and multitude of Internet access methods, it becomes
problematic to follow the paths of Internet calls. Digifonica's invention
describes how to monitor VoIP calls right on the VoIP provider's equipment,
independent of access methods (WiFi, DSL, Cable, Wimax etc). This technology
has no administrative, political or geographical boundaries. Any call
originated from across the world, as long as it has an account with a VoIP
provider, can be monitored. Caller or callee can change their internet access
from one Wifi hot spot to another one, and still be subjected to Legal
Intercept. Even if the intercept target is using DID (Direct Inward Dial
legacy PSTN number) for his VoIP phone, his calls can still be monitored.
The distinguishing feature of Digifonica's Lawful Intercept solution is its
absolute stealth mode, opposite to other following patent applications.
Lawful Intercept technology these days is expected to be legislated by many
governments for all VoIP providers. So far VoIP has been the preferred way of
communication for many illegal activities, including well-known terrorist
attacks and drug trafficking. The early days of VoIP are over, and running
commercial VoIP without Lawful Intercept will be considered by governments as
About Voip-Pal's wholly owned subsidiary, Digifonica (International) Limited
Digifonica (International) Limited ("Digifonica") was originally incorporated
as Digifonica International Inc. in 2004 and listed on the TSX stock exchange
(DIL-H). The company raised more than $15M of investments into research and
development of the most advanced VoIP technologies. It employed approximately
20 developers, some of them being well-known in VoIP industry, who built an
integrated white-labelled VoIP system, which can be deployed for new Internet
Telephony providers in matter of minutes. The goal was two-fold:
1.Provide scalable and the most cost-effective solution for partners, when
prices for Internet calls go down to zero
2.Comply with government regulations of Internet communications against
Soon after the first production-grade system was released for partners, it
became clear that architectural solutions developed and operated by
Digifonica, were highly advanced in the industry and required protection.
Digifonica decided to dedicate sufficient resources, both human and financial,
to work with the top Canadian firm practising in intellectual property - Smart
& Biggar. That cooperation produced the results: Digifonica filed overall 5
patent applications, starting from 2007 (see "About Voip-Pal/Digifonica Patent
Applicatons" below). The Patent Applications were all filed initially as PCT
(Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications, came through International phase,
then entered National phases in many countries around the world, first of all
in US Canada and Europe. They all are in different stages of prosecution.
About Voip-Pal/Digifonica Patent Applications
1. Lawful Intercept ("Intercepting VoIP communications and other data
communications") US Patent Publication No. 20100150138, (Link to Digifonica
Lawful Intercept USPTO filing): Lawful Intercept is a revolutionary
technology that addresses the national and international demands by
governments to enable law agencies the ability to perform scheduled and live
intercepts on Digital Voice telephone conversations. Network Service
providers such as Skype may soon want to be in compliance with government
regulations regarding Lawful Intercept.
2. Routing, Billing and Rating engine (RBR): ("Producing routing messages
for VoIP communications") US Patent Publication No. 20100150328 (Link to RBR
USPTO filing): RBR allows new Licensees to perform subscriber management from
their own existing subscriber management and billing platforms. This series
of patented technologies allow Licensees to setup and deploy Digital Voice
solutions virtually anywhere in the world in a matter of days, without fear of
infringing on mainstream VoIP patents. (see Verizon/Vonage litigation^^).
3. Mobile Gateway, US Patent Publication No. 20110122827, (Link to
Digifonica Mobile Gateway USPTO filing): This patent is designed to allow a
single subscriber device to connect automatically to WiFi/WiMax and other
wireless data connections.
4. Enhanced 911 ("Emergency Assistance calling for VoIP communications")
International Application No. PCT/CA2008/000545: This is a patented technology
which allows for Short Code/Emergency Dialing; in other words, the ability to
enable true Emergency Calling solutions to Digital Voice subscribers.
5. Advanced Interoperability Solutions ("Uninterrupted Transmission of
Internet Protocol Transmissions during Endpoint Changes") International
Application No. PCT/CA2009/001317: This patent allows the transfer of
in-session digital voice calls between disparate wireless technologies,
enabling subscribers to roam seamlessly between different WiFi, WiMAX, 3G and
4G antenna technologies without losing a call.
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
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