Securus Technologies is a leading provider of communications and security products and services to the correctional facility and prison industries. The company has designed a number of different products that are used in thousands of locations across the United States, each of which are able to make prisons are more efficient and safer place to live, work, and visit. In total, they provide services to over 1,000 facilities, which account for over 100,000 prisoners across the country.
Due to the company’s success in providing these products and services, they are frequently considered an industry leader by their peers. In an attempt to keep up in competition, some of the peers in the industry will take legal steps to slow Securus’s progress. One company, GTL, recently sent out a news briefing that discussed their perspective of an ongoing legal battle between the two companies. Securus reviewed the briefing and had a number of different comments regarding the news briefing.
The first comment was related to GTL’s claim that the Patent Trial and Appeals Board decided to preserve all of GTL’s 55 cliams regarding its video visitation patents. Securus corrected the briefing saying that the Patent Trial and Appeals Board declined to even review the claims challenged. Furthermore, GTL claimed that the Patent Trial and Appeals Board stated that all of the technology used in the products was able to be patented, which Securus denies was even discussed.
GTL also provided comments in regards to the speed of the trial and case saying that they were just months away from a jury trial. Securus clarified that it is very unlikely that the case will ever be heard by a jury and if it is, they will be more than a year away from the commencement of a jury trial.