Securus Technologies is the principal provider of criminal and civil justice technology in our prison industry to foster investigations, public safety, monitoring as well as corrections. The firm recently issued a press release correcting a GTL press release. According to Securus, GTL’s press release was founded on malice, and it was totally inaccurate and misleading. The purpose of Securus’ press release was to correct GTL on several of its inaccurate claims.
GTL alleged that they were only a few months away from returning to court to eventually prove to the jury how Securus Technologies infringes on its patent. In addition, they noted that Securus Technologies targeted three other patents for IPR challenges, but the patents were fully PTAB validated. On Securus correction statement, they pointed out that with GTL claiming that they are a few months away from returning to court, there is a high likelihood that the jury will not hear any evidence from both sides any time this year, let alone in a few months as GTL claimed.
Another allegation of GTL, the firm argued that they were seeking relevant damages as well as an injunction. If the injunction were granted, Securus would be required to quit utilizing the patented technologies of GTL on its video visitation avenues in all correctional facilities where there is an infringement. On correcting this, Securus Technologies noted that the keyword in the claim was “if granted.” From Securus point of view, the GTL patented technologies on Securus video platforms are not in use. Therefore, Securus corrected that there would not be any facility where an infringement will be occurring. As such, there will be no injunction granted to GTL.
Rick Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. According to him, GTL should comprehend that any patent-related litigation consumes a lot of time and money before it is completed successfully. He noted that GTL is always issuing press releases, most of which requires his corrections, but they are never up to the task by responding to Securus technology challenge.