A United States district court judge in Dallas granted Houston-based Global Tel * Link’s request to stop the proceedings of a patent infringement case filed against the company by Securus Technologies, Inc., according to PR Newswire on July 2.
The case will be on hold until the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) decides whether the three patents that are being discussed in the patent infringement case are valid in the first place.
The PTO is investigating the validity of the three patents because GTL challenged the validity of the three Securus patents in 2014 under new American Invention Act procedures. According to PTO’s preliminary investigations, there is “reasonable likelihood” that these patents should not have been issued.
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