ClearOne® Awarded New Patent for Speech Technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), the leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to speech technology.

The USPTO issued patent number 9,715,873 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Method for Adding Realism to Synthetic Speech,” among other things, can be used to create “speech fonts” that allow a user to have their messages read using the voice of anyone who has authorized the use of their voice patterns for synthetic speech.

This new patent is part of ClearOne’s growing patent portfolio that currently includes over 100 patents and pending patent applications covering multiple new technologies in the fields of audio and video processing, audio and video streaming, and innovative communication technologies. ClearOne’s patents reinforce and protect its market leadership position, and demonstrate ClearOne’s ongoing ability to develop cutting-edge technologies and products.