In June of 2016 Securus Technologies had to publish an article that refuted the damaging information that was released by GTL earlier that year. Global Tel Link is an inmate communications organization that provides secure computerized systems for inmates and their families. GTL claimed that Securus stole their patented technology.
When Securus released its statement to refute those accusations, the company clearly outlined each misleading point made by GTL. Securus wants people to know that they did not steal anyone’s patents to create the communications systems that they are now using within many prison systems.
In the article, Securus states that GTL should have a competition with them to see who can create the best systems. GTL has declined this challenge. Securus leaders claim that GTL is avoiding this situation because they make an inferior product.
Securus knows how long it takes to obtain a patent. This is no short term process. The company has to protect its interests against misleading and damaging claims such as those made by GTL. Securus is not worried about the bad press because their technology is used within a great deal of the prison system.PR Newswire has more information about this incident involving GTL.