Securus Announces Positive Court and PTAB Rulings On Patent Infringement Front

Securus Successfully Defends Patent Validity Against GTL at PTAB and Court Eliminates Two (2) GTL Patents From Proceedings

Nov 04, 2015, 11:36 ET from Securus Technologies

DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has had three (3) recent positive rulings from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Court related to patent infringement cases and Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) between Securus and Global Tel*Link (GTL).

The decisions are summarized below:

  1. Despite GTL's challenge to the validity of Securus' 7,324,637B2 patent, in an IPR proceeding, Securus successfully retained 2 of 8 claims of the patent with its key elements determined by the PTAB to be patentable. So the Securus patent continues to stand;
  2. GTL sought damages and attorney's fees in another patent case in which it alleged Securus had filed improperly – but the Court denied GTL's request in that case, finding that GTL had been unable to prove any of its damages claims;
  3. Two (2) other patents, that GTL claimed were infringed upon by Securus, were found by the Court not to be patentable, because the claims of both patents were too abstract and lacked the "inventive concept" necessary to make them eligible for patent protection.

"We were pleased that the PTAB and the Court ruled in favor of Securus on these points," said Richard "Rick" A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies.

"Ultimately, we enjoy significant advantages over GTL in Issued Patents, Pending Patents, In-Force Patents, and our Patent Win-Loss Record – and we have license agreements with the most significant carriers in our sector," said Smith. "This advantage is material and will last for the foreseeable future given our acquisitions and advanced development efforts. The "Patent Related Metrics" that I referred to are provided below."

Patent Related
Metrics






Securus

GTL

Advantage

Ratio

Issued Patents

145

47

Securus

3.1X

Pending Patents

89

141

Securus

6.4X (Significant Future
Advantage)

Issued + Pending
Patents

234

61

Securus

3.9X

In-Force Patents

120

47

Securus

2.6X

Patent Win-Loss
Record

19 – 0

0 – 2

Securus

None 

1Published filings; non-published filings are not available at this time.

ABOUT SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live.  Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®.  To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.

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