Securus Technologies responds

Securus Technologies, Inc. is a service provider for 1.2 million people serving time in North America. It gives a communication avenue for detainees, government data, and parole officers. It is certified by the Better Business Bureau.

It extends over 2600 prisons in 45 states, Mexico, Canada and the District of Columbia. Securus has its main office and four regional offices in Dallas, Texas. Another branch is in Georgia. The technical services provided include:

  • Emergency response
  • Inmate self-service
  • Incident management
  • Biometric analysis
  • Communication
  • Investigation
  • Information management
  • Monitoring services
  • Public information

 

On June 7th, 2016, Global Tel Links (GTL) released information which has since been corrected by Securus.

  1. The first claim stated that GTL is allowed to pursue sanctions and compensation from Securus in pending lawsuits in the Federal Court of Texas, concerning the 816 patent being “PTAB-validated”.Securus seeks to rehear the allegations that have been long overdue, making the compensation claimed is invalid.
  2. Securus also corrected information that it infringes GTL’s video visitation monitoring tools. It also added that GTL doesn’t own the security feature.

iii. Unlike the claims by GTL that PTAB had found the innovations to be cleared, allowing them to reinstate their case in court, Securus denied the patentability of the devices by

PTAB.

  1. GTL informed the public that the case was four months from rehearing, in a bid to prove their claims as true. Securus is confident that the jury will be just in the session, which they presume will happen after 2016.
  2. Securus further confirmed that GTL’s surveillance devices are not in use by them. Hence there would be no injunction.
  3. Securus denied the allegations by GTL of trying to gain by settling issues independently. It reported that the former settlements were a result of quick and amicable negotiations between the companies involved. It also revisited the patent and patent metrics they hold, stating them to be more than those of GTL.

The chief executive officer of Securus perceives GTL to be making a flawed judgment in their litigation methodology against them, citing the massive financial loss that GTL will incur.

 

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