Securus Technologies is a communication service provider in the United States. Its headquarters is based in Dallas, Texas and extends its services to Colombia, Mexico, and Netherlands. The company provides its services to more than 1 million inmates in 2,600 correctional facilities throughout the United States. Their services include communication, information management, monitoring products and services, public information, emergency response, incident management, and inmate self-service.
Securus’ legal tussles
On June 9, 2016, Securus Technologies issued corrections to Global Tel Link’s press release issued on 7th June 2016. In the GTL’s press release, Securus Technologies noted incorrect and misleading information that needed clarification. Some of the false statement by GTL included the legal tussle between the two companies. Securus intends to move to a district court for a rehearing of the patent litigation. GTL refers it as PTAB validated.
In regards to the patent rights, GTL’s press release indicated that the PTAB had determined that their innovations had been licensed; thus, giving them the right to protect their technology. Securus Technologies describes GTL’s claims as farfetched since the PTAB had not determined whether GTL’s innovation had the copyright. The rehearing of the patent case was due; therefore, Securus Technologies questioned the legality of GTL’s allegations on the same issue.
Furthermore, GTL claimed that they would file a new lawsuit to present their evidence to the jury. Securus Technologies refuted these claims stating that the case would take long to be heard; probably not in 2016. Securus Technologies contradicts GTL’s notion that they had a pattern of suing their competitors.