Securus Technologies, a top provider of criminal and civil justice technology solutions for investigation, public safety, monitoring and corrections, has come forward to set the record straight on the press release issued by GTL on June 7, 2016. According to Securus Technologies, GTL gave a number of statements that were inaccurate and misleading and they released this press statement to offer clarification on some of these allegations.
GTL Allegations and Securus Clarifications
GTL claimed that a recent decision by the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board regarding its US Patent No. 7,256,816 allows it to move forward and seek damages and injunctions against Securus. Securus clarified this position stating that the case pending before the Texas federal court has been stayed meaning that GTL cannot move forward and seek any reliefs. GTL further claimed that it would be seeking damages and an injunction if granted that will require the immediate cessation by Securus Technologies of using the patented technologies of GTL especially on the video visitation platform. Securus maintains that it is not using any patented technologies belonging to GTL and hence there os no infringement or need for an injunction.
Richard A. Smith, the CEO of Securus Technologies stated that GTL appreciated the fact that litigation involving patents takes a longer time and is costly. This explains why they have resorted to this type of litigation. However, Securus will continue defending itself from attacks and assert its own patents. Rick is still waiting for GTL to respond to his technology challenge.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and serves over 3,450 law enforcement, corrections and public safety agencies. It also serves more than 1,200,000 inmates found in North America and has a high commitment to serving and connecting by offering incident management, emergency response, investigation, public information, inmate self-service, monitoring and communication products and services. Securus seeks to make the world a better place to live in by connecting what matters.