PTAB Ruling Underscores the Strength of Key GTL Patents For Detecting and Controlling Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities

Key Technology Keeps Facilities, Offenders and Staff Safer

Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 9, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government agencies, today announced that the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) has rejected Securus Technologies’ request for Inter-Partes Review of GTL contraband cell phone detection patents 8,233,880 (‘880) and 8,606,229 (‘229). The PTAB found that Securus failed to show a reasonable likelihood that Securus could demonstrate that any of the claims of these patents were unpatentable. These key GTL technologies detect, monitor, and report contraband cell phone activity to assist GTL customers in combating the growing security threat of illegal phones in their facilities.

“Our patent portfolio covers a wide range of exciting new products that address rising security threats in correctional facilities across the nation,” said GTL CEO Brian Oliver. “This PTAB ruling underscores the strength of some of those patents, specifically those protecting technology to detect and control unauthorized wireless devices within a prison.”

GTL remains committed to bringing its customers not only the products that have become mainstays in facilities across the nation, but also innovative new technologies like Mobile IQ, Fusion, and Data IQ – allowing customers to pick and choose the solutions that are right for their facility.

“Each year, thousands of contraband phones are seized from inmates in correctional facilities across the nation – each phone posing a significant threat to the safety and security of offenders, facilities, and staff,” said Oliver. “There is no one-size fits all solution to combat this problem and if correctional facilities are to make any significant headway against the growing tide of contraband cell phones, a blended approach is the only way to go. Using a combination of detection, extraction, and analytical tools, GTL’s spectrum of technologies allow our customers to address contraband cellphones through a tailor-made solution, protected by GTL’s robust patent portfolio.”


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 32 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 You can also view us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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