Irvine-based Local Corporation, the operator of online local advertising websites, said today that it has been granted a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The firm said the new patent, number 8,306,208, covers pay-per-call technology. The firm said its patent covers Enahnced Directory Assistance inquiries from mobile devices. According to the USPTO, the patent was granted on November 6th, and names William A. Montemer as inventor; the patent was originally filed way back in August of 2009, and was a continuation of a patent application originally filed in May of 2003. Local Corporation was represented by Nixon Peabody LLP in the filing.