Technology Disputes Between Firms

The technology industry is an industry where the competition is tough. Patents and who has access to use them often come into play. Securus Technologies is a technology firm that is based in Dallas, Texas. They work with corrections facilities and law enforcement agencies all over North America. Recently, their competitor, Global Tel Link, put out a press release making some strong allegations against Securus Technologies. A few days later, Securus Technologies responded to the claims made by GTL.

 

A majority of the claims made by GTL were related to patent disputes between Global Tel Link and Securus Technologies. The issue in question deals with who has access to these patents and which parts apply to which firm. Securus Technologies responded by saying this matter is currently being tried in a court of law, and it will be up to the court to decide.

 

Another claim made by GTL is that Securus Technologies has a history of being sue happy and quick to bring about a lawsuit. Securus Technologies strongly condemns this claim. Securus Technologies tries to solve any matter in a civil way and out of the courthouse. If a matter is unable to be solved without involving a court, a lawsuit if the final course of action that is taken. Using the court system tends to be a long and expensive course of action and Securus Technologies tries to avoid that route if at all possible.

 

Competitors having disputes is common in the technology industry. GTL put out a press release stating their side, and Securus Technologies was quick to respond. The wait continues to see how the outcome of these suits will be.

 

Anthony Petrello Past and Present

Tony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. Nabors industries is an oil drilling firm that operates and owns the largest land based drilling fleet in the world. Nabors is also a leading provider of offshore rigs both in the United States and numerous International markets.

Anthony Petrello was previously with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, a law firm that focused primarily on International arbitration and general corporate law on equilar.com. He was also a managing partner at the firm in the New York office from 1986 until 1991.

Anthony Petrello received his Juris Decorate degree from Harvard Law School. His law school experience has served him well in the knowledge needed to help any company he has been a part of to succeed in business and stay current.

Tony Petrello started his college career at Yale University. He received his bachelor’s of science and his master’s of science degree from Yale in mathematics on FuelFix.com. He then went on to Harvard Law School and received his Juris Doctorate degree.

Mr. Petrello also serves at Stewart and Stevenson LLC as the director. He is also the director of Hilcorp Energy company at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-petrello-1335b097.

Anthony Petrello rose to the board of directors at Nabors very quickly once he joined the company in 1991. Tony Petrello’s previous employment at Baker & McKenzie’s Law Firm possibly had a good influence helping him get to the board of directors at Nabors. At the law firm he specialized in corporate taxes and this knowledge that he acquired would help him on the board of directors.

Additionally he was elected to the executive committee of the board too. He was the CEO and President until the year 2001. He also has additional responsibilities such as helping Nabors with strategic planning on thedailybeast.com for the company that gives the company the direction it needs to have in order to be competitive in a dynamic market. He has also helped the company’s stock price climb up by 180%.

Anthony Petrello is also a known philanthropist. Most notably his philanthropy is targeted to the medical community. He also has a daughter with a neurological disability and this has empowered him to not only try to find answers for her but for all children that have her condition. Mr Petrello has contributed millions of dollars to the Neurological Research Institute of the Texas Children’s Hospital. He pledged over 7 million and also was the finance committee chair to help build the center. This ultimately raised more than $250 million for the center. For all this philanthropic service Anthony Petrello received the Woodrow Wilson award for public service excellence in 2001

Anthony Petrello has been referred to as one of the richest and most powerful men in Houston. Although he is the head of a internationally well known and lucrative company he yield his power responsibly. He has not forgotten the community and he is a well-known philanthropist and all-around great man; with the intelligence and the fortitude to accomplish more than most can hope to in a lifetime.