Securus Technologies is a company that found its way to my radar recently with what I was reading about them seeming a little too unclear. There have been various claims made and that means it is time to make some clarifications.
There was a recent allegation that Secures in a pending breach lawsuits that is now in the Texas federal court system under review. Even though the accusation seems damning, the truth is that GTL is now moving on in order to pursue, with the local District Court, to have a rehearing on whether the patent was PTAB – validated. It has never formally been validated.
The GTL’s technology regarding video monitoring, during visitation is a mechanism to provide a safe environment. It ultimately allows corrections officers the ability to supervise an inmate and their visitor. It is a common factor in almost all jails and correctional facilities. The belief is that the company practices are true and fair in every way but it is under ongoing investigation.
The PTAB wholly decided that our innovations are patentable, which is what gave use the right and the privilege to go back to court to protect the company’s intellectual rights and technology. The PTAB has not said that the named innovations were patentable. What they did say was that they would refuse to review the claims at this time.
If the company is found to have any fault in the scenario, then there will be a ruling that will require Securus to discontinue the use of GTL’s patented technologies regarding its video inspection mechanisms that are located within all of the facilities where there is alleged infringement happening.
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