Securus Technologies is a leading provider of technology to the civil and criminal justice system. With the work they are doing, they deal a lot with patents and trying to develop the latest technology. This type of work can lead to issues and disagreements with other companies. Recently, Global Tel Link put out an article stating many negative things about Securus Technologies. Securus responded a few days later in a press release with their rebuttal.
One of the main issues that GTL brought up had to do with patents. They claimed that Securus was using patents that they had no right to be using. This was rebutted by Securus who states they are using patents that are not “claimable” by anyone. These patents are available for use by anyone who wishes to use them. This was also backed up in a court of law so GTL is stating false information.
GTL also claims that Securus is very willing to sue for any reason. Securus states that this claim is also false. They state they have been in court recently but only to defend what is legally theirs to use. Others have made false claims against the patents and Securus felt it was necessary to take it to court to have it tried legally to end the issue once and for all.
Working in the business that they are in, there are a lot of players trying to have the edge. Patents are complicated and can cause issues. Securus wanted to set the record straight and state their side and felt they did so in their press release.