Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based technology firm. They have been in business for three decades, and they recently release a video monitoring system. This system is used in corrections facilities to allow prisoners and their families to communicate through the use of a computer and an internet connection.
The technology industry is a highly competitive industry. Recently, a competitor of Securus Technologies put out a press release making several claims against the technology firm. Two days later, Securus Technologies put out their own press release to correct and state their position on many of the claims that were made from Global Tel Link, or GTL.
Many of the claims made by GTL had to do with patents relating to the video monitoring system. The patents say who can use the technology and for what purpose.
Other claims made by GTL have to do with who can use the video monitoring system. Corrections official and law enforcement use this technology to gather information about crimes and wrongdoings that may be going on. The results of this dispute are also in the hands of the court to decide.
Patent disputes and taking these matters to a court of law is something that does happen within the technology industry. The details of a patent can be complicated and having a court decide will settle matters once and for all. GTL took to a press release to state their side and Securus Technologies did the same to refute their claims. Only time will tell how these disputes will end up, but Securus Technologies wanted to set the record straight.