Global Tel Link (GTL) has stirred a brawl with Securus Technologies, a leader in the provision of justice technology solutions, over a fresh round of allegations. With Global Tel Link (GTL) considering Securus Technologies as a rival in their field, it has thrown attacks in the way of Securus Technologies. The attacks are in the form of baseless and misleading press releases against Securus Technologies to try to discredit them.
In light of the attacks,Securus Technologies responded with their press releaseissuing corrections to the GTL press release. According to Securus Technologies, GTL’s press release is misleading at best and fraudulent at worse.
The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith, was baffled by GTL’s approach. According to him, releasing misleading press releases is an immoral practice for a firm and uncalled for. Another baffling occurrence to Mr. Smith is GTL’s insistence on filling baseless patent litigation suits against Securus Technologies. According to him, the lawsuits are a liability and don’t serve in the firm’s best interest as they cost millions of dollars to pursue and would take many years in court.
Mr. Smith continued that Securus will fight back to defend themselves from the attacks. He claimed that it was vital for Securus to stand firm amidst the litigations while asserting their patents in response to the attacks. Mr. Smith pointed to Securus’s superiority in the industry by indicating their extensive patent portfolio. He went ahead to challenge GTL to a technology bake-off challenge as a constructive way to settle differences as opposed to issuing damaging press releases. GTL, however, are yet to respond to the challenge indicating fear they will lose.