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Securus Technologies Sets GTL Record Straight

November 17, 2016 by Posted in: Prison Communication

Securus Technologies recently had to defend themselves against legal inaccuracies that Global Tele Link (GTL) has accused Securus of performing. This press release is one example of GTL’s harsh treatment of Securus Technologies. Meanwhile, Securus writes a fact filled rebuttal to everyone of GTL’s supposed accusations.


Below is a highlight of several of the offenses and the response Securus stated is the legal truth. Feel free to read the entire Securus rebuttal at length by clicking here.


  1. GTL alleged that the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) had given them the go ahead to file for damages after GTL claimed that their patent 816 was infringed upon by Securus. Whereas, Securus stated that patent 816 was not validated by the PTAB and are seeking a rehearing on this patent thereby voiding any legal action instituted by GTL.


  1. GTL claims that all components of patent 816 were approved as patentable by the PTAB. Securus noted that the PTAB did not state that all of the components of patent 816 were patentable, merely that the rest of the components were not being reviewed. Therefore, Securus stated the desire for a rehearing on this patent because they are not in violation of any patent infringement on an incomplete patent.


There are several more Securus rebuttals in this press release to claims made by GTL. CEO of Securus, Rick Smith, stated there was no wrong doing on Securus’ part and even discussed several companies that they have entered into contracts with on the basis of shared technology. As for GTL claims, only time will tell if they plan to persue these matters further.


Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas, and is one of the largest inmate communications companies in the nation. To read more about Securus, please click here.