According to a PRNewswire press release, Securus Technologies, a major provider of civil and criminal justice technology services for investigation, monitoring, corrections, and public safety, recently announced numerous corrections to a 2016 press release from GTL.
Securus Technologies, is based out of Dallas, Texas, reported that the GTL release included a number of different statements that they said are inaccurate and misleading. Securus put out a specific press release in order to clarify and correct any misconceptions caused by numerous incorrect claims made by GTL.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Securus Technologies, Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith, told the press: “GTL is well aware of the fact that patent litigation often takes multiple years and costs millions of dollars to pursue. As a result, we certainly question whether the ‘scorched earth; litigation approach being pursued by GTL now makes any sense at all in terms of the best interests of their company, or good financial practices – but we will continue to both defend ourselves from their attacks while asserting our own patents in response, and will do so as long as necessary in response to GTL’s current approach – one that in our view lacks logic given the unquestionable superiority of Securus’ technology and our far more extensive patent portfolio.”
Regarding GTL’s most recent press release Smith offered: “I would be happy to reinstitute my technology bake-off challenge with GTL most anytime. I have offered it many times, and it makes a lot more sense than what GTL is doing now, but it is most telling that while issuing multiple press releases, which,” he added, “are usually in need of multiple corrections, GTL remains totally silent in response to my technology challenge.”Securus currently serves over 3,450 corrections, law enforcement and public safety agencies and more than 1,200,000 inmates across North America.