RESTON, Va., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that the PTAB has instituted trial against Securus U.S. Patents 9,094,500; 9,007,420; and 9,083,850. These patents, which were all issued in 2015, address communications among inmates and various aspects of inmate video visitation. The PTAB found a reasonable likelihood that GTL would prevail in demonstrating that all claims are unpatentable for all three patents.
"We are pleased with the PTAB's finding, but certainly not surprised," said GTL CEO Brian Oliver. "We have had tremendous success in dismantling the core of Securus' patent portfolio and will continue our work to keep the market clear for innovation. GTL has now spent three years successfully using the PTAB procedures to expose the weaknesses of Securus' patent portfolio – both old and new patents. And we will continue to do so, as necessary," Oliver concluded.
Over the past three years, GTL has challenged 20 Securus patents before the PTAB. The PTAB instituted reviews on 19 of those 20 patents – for a 95 percent institution success rate. In each case the PTAB found a reasonable likelihood that GTL would prevail in demonstrating that all claims would be found invalid. The PTAB has invalidated hundreds of Securus' patent claims in final written decisions, including complete invalidation of the key patents Securus had used to sue GTL and many others in the corrections technology industry.
"We will continue to challenge spurious patents and those who would use them to stifle competition in the correctional technology market," Oliver said.
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to 32 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 73 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 39 of the top 50, which comprise 1.9 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.