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8x8 Issued New Communications Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Apr 17, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud-based communications and computing solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent related to its communications technologies. On April 16, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,422,986 entitled "Systems, Methods, Devices and Arrangements for Emergency Call Services Using Non-traditional Endpoint Devices."

Traditional telephone lines are rapidly being supplemented and displaced by a variety of new technologies, including cellular telephones and Internet-based communications devices. Many of these technologies provide a caller with new mobility options not available with a traditional land-line telephone. Aspects of 8x8's invention are directed at addressing challenges to providing emergency services to a variety of these voice and data applications, devices, systems and methods.

This patent relates to a variety of methods, systems, devices and arrangements implemented for emergency call centers. According to one such method, a location database is populated from a plurality of endpoint devices and the location database determines locations for nodes in a data transmission route from information received from the endpoint devices. Emergency calls using these nodes are located using the populated database.

Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded eighty-seven (87) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications, signaling, processing and storage technologies. 8x8's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Martin, is the lead inventor on the newly issued patent.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than 30,000 small and medium-sized businesses with cloud communications services that include hosted PBX telephony, unified communications, contact center and video conferencing solutions. The company has been delivering business communications services since 2004 and has garnered a reputation for technical excellence and outstanding reliability. In 2012, 8x8 was named a market "leader" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) in North America and recognized as the No. 1 Provider of Hosted IP Telephony by Frost & Sullivan. For additional information, visit, or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.

8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970

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