After deadline for appeal passes, decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on 3 Securus patents are finalized
Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 6,2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions, today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) deadline for appeal of three of its previously issued final decisions, invalidating the majority of claims from three Securus Technologies’ patents, has passed without response from Securus. These three patents are now final and un-appealable. The challenged patents were all based on Securus’ ‘crown jewel’ VOIP patent, which itself was invalidated by the PTAB in a separate proceeding earlier this year.
“This is yet another milestone for GTL and the industry” said GTL CEO Brian Oliver. “The PTAB’s Final Written decision stripped these patents of any value, effectively eliminating any threat that they posed to the market place. But for the marketplace, the message is simple: by forgoing the right to appeal the PTAB’s decision, even Securus was finally forced to admit that it’s ‘game over’ on these patent claims – they lost.”
“GTL remains committed in its determination to ensure that the ICS marketplace remains open to innovation and competition and will continue to engage at the PTAB and in the courts to meet those goals,” Oliver said.
About Global Tel*Link
GTL is the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 33 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website www.gtl.net.
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