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Securus Calls GTL’s Patent Infringement Claims Misleading

When it comes to inmate telephone and video visitation systems, correctional facilities want the most technologically advanced systems available, which is possibly why Global Tel Link (GTL) issued a press release stating that the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board is moving forward with patent infringement claims against Securus Technologies. Securus issued their own press release stating that the case was stayed, therefore it cannot move forward as GTL claims. Securus' CEO, Richard A. Smith says GTL's claims and their litigation makes no sense to him, especially since his company has a much larger patent portfolio.

 

Securus prides themselves on providing innovative solutions to jails and prisons, which is why the inmate communication provider acquired JPay, a firm offering inmate tablets for email and educational apps.

 

In fact, since its founding in 1986, Securus has bought nine companies, with the latest being Guared Exchange, a firm that brought Securus over 70 new proprietary technologies. With these technologies, and Securus' history of collecting licensing monies from other firms that want to use their products, it's odd how GTL, which has never collected any licensing monies, can claim that anyone would want to infringe on its limited number of patents.

 

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  1. With this acquisition, Securus can offer modern correctional facilities a secure technology that helps reduce recidivism by giving inmates the skills they will need upon their release to obtain a decent job. I know for sure that this site is all about making everything work so well for them too.


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