Securus Technologies, one of the leading providers of technology solutions for the civil and criminal justice system, released a statement designed to correct the inaccuracies in a press release from their competitor Global-Tel Link.
GTL’s release alleges the Patent Trial and Appeals Board ruled they could seek damages and injunctions against Securus for infringing on GTL patents. Securus explained the PTAB hasn’t validated GTL’s 816 patent claim so GTL won’t be able to seek damages or injunctions. GTL also alleged the PTAB has preserved all GTL’s 55 816 patent claims related to video visitation monitoring systems. Securus clarified saying GTL only has one independent claim which the PTAB has declined to review and Securus doesn’t use GTL’s security feature in its technology.
GTL alleged the PTAB ruled GTL’s video visit monitoring innovations were patentable and GTL is allowed to take the case back to court. Securus explained the PTAB didn’t decide the innovations were patentable and declined to review the claims and the case won’t soon be headed back to court. GTL alleged the PTAB validated claims would be back in court soon. Securus clarified that GTL’s claims weren’t validated and the case won’t go to a jury this year. Plus Securus will show it doesn’t use GTL technology.
GTL’s claims it’s seeking injunctions and damages, if granted, would force Securus to stop using video visitation platforms based on GTL’s patented technologies. Securus said it’s video visitation platform doesn’t use GTL’s patented technologies so no infringement has occurred and no injunction will be granted. GTL alleges Securus often sues and settles with its competitors. Securus explained it has licensed its technology to many companies, including GTL, using mutually acceptable financial arrangements. Securus has far more favorable patent metrics and GTL is wasting millions rather than entering into another license agreement.