8x8, Inc., provider of Packet8 VoIP service, announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,272,553 for speech processing, issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 18, 2007. The invention covered by the patent relates generally to speech signal processing and, more specifically, to multi-pulse speech analysis and synthesis systems. According to certain embodiments, the invention provides a speech processing method and arrangement including a process applicable for use in connection with various standard speech encoding recommendations.
Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded sixty-nine (69) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications and storage technologies.
That's a lot of patents - that probably hold more value than their service. Look for litigation to start soon.