Following a number of misleading statements made by Global Tel Link, Securus Technologies has decided to publicly address any misinformation that might currently be out there. For anyone familiar with Global Tel Link, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that they’re spreading misinformation about competitors. Ever since the federal government began taking an earnest look at their practices, they’ve been eagerly looking for someone to direct negative attention towards. Unfortunately for Global Tel Link though, Securus Technologies was more than prepared to correct many of their borderline slanderous claims.
Due to a variety of complex legal nuances, much of the back and forth between Global Tel Link and Securus Technologies can be summarized as inconclusive. When GTL says that a patent was ruled in their favor, the simple truth is that nothing has been set in stone. With this in mind, it’s impossible to definitively state that Securus Technologies has done anything untoward. Instead, Global Tel Link’s public behavior should be more indicative of their business practices than anything else.
In fact, in some circumstances the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board refused to validate a patent or claim that an innovation actually was capable of being patented. Despite this nuance, Global Tel Link decided to release a statement indicating that the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board actually did rule entirely in their favor. As with most of Global Tel Link’s business practices, I’m disappointed to see the direction that their company is headed in. If it comes down to supporting Securus Technologies or Global Tel Link, I know who I’ll be supporting, if for no other reason than the fact that Global Tel Link has proven time and time again that they’re not uncomfortable with being deceitful. Thankfully, companies like Securus Technologies are not going to be bullied anymore, and are eager to point out inconsistencies in the statements that GTL makes.