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

Apr 15, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent related to its conferencing technologies.

On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 9,008,107 entitled "Conferencing and Meeting Implementations with Advanced Features."

The new patent relates to, among other things, a method for operating an audio conference system that includes at least one logic circuit and a caller interface that involves receiving incoming telephony calls at the caller interface. A logic circuit is used to authenticate incoming telephony calls. Menu options are provided to authenticated incoming telephony calls. In response to a selection of the menu options, an incoming telephony call is prompted to select a callback number. The logic circuit monitors for a trigger event. A participant is called back using the selected call back number in response to detecting the trigger event. The called-back participant is then placed into a conference.

Since its establishment, 8x8 has been awarded one-hundred four (104) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications, signaling, processing and storage technologies.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and virtual contact center solutions to more than 40,000 businesses operating in over 40 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premise PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and web conferencing. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

8x8, Inc.
Tim Polakowski, 669-200-6638
tim.polakowski@8x8.com

Source: 8x8

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