100 Patents that Helped Create a New Cloud Industry

In a world of cheap knockoffs, does it matter whether companies innovate anymore? After all, when was the last time you heard a car salesman say, “It’s got 437 patents under the hood. Yup, it’s a real beauty all right!”

But as this infographic shows, one truly innovative company really can spawn an industry. 8x8’s patent on a hosted PBX—with a US Patent priority date of 2000—helped to create the cloud communications revolution that is bulldozing entire landfills of pre-Web, on-premises, hardware-based junk. Today’s customers are flocking to cloud-hosted phone service, videoconferencing, and virtual contact centers, reaping the benefits of zero-maintenance, integration with other digital tech, and improved business continuity.

Infographic: 8x8 Innovation Soars with 8x8 Patents

Ever wonder what’s it like to buck me-too trends and revolutionize the way business is done? Watch this video interview with Bryan Martin, 8x8’s CTO, who has overseen 8x8’s R&D since the earliest days of cloud communications and read our article on 100 Patents that Changed the Way Businesses Communicate.


Debbie Jo Severin


Debbie Jo is the Vice President of Marketing at 8x8 and is responsible for 8x8’s marketing strategies and operations driving awareness and adoption of the company’s communication services. Debbie Jo thoroughly enjoys bringing the 8x8 brand alive in a way that brings real customers, real value. [...] Read More >

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