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.