8×8 the parent of Packet8 has been reissued a patent 6,483,532 entitled, "Video-Assisted Audio Signal Processing System and Method."
The patent relates to an arrangement for controlling audio signal transmissions for a communications system that includes a microphone and a video camera. The reissued patent is dated February 12, 2008 and contains eleven new claims which strengthen the company’s intellectual property rights related to this invention.
The company has been awarded over 71 patents so far in the fields of voice, storage and video. This portfolio probably did not seem so important a few years back but today it is crucial to have as we have found that telcos are beginning to wield their patents as weapons and smaller companies like VoIP Inc. are using them as a way to generate revenue.
Patents are like sports. The best defense seems to be a good offense.
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