Cellebrite Prevails as Court Upholds All Nine Counts in Complaint Against Micro Systemation AB and MSAB, Inc. Following Court's Rejection of MSAB's Motion to Dismiss, Cellebrite Moves Forward With its Copyright Infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Action
PETAH TIKVAH, Israel and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellebrite, the leading provider of mobile forensic solutions, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has rejected Micro Systemation AB's motion to dismiss all nine counts in a copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and unfair competition Complaint filed by Cellebrite against Micro Systemation AB, and its wholly owned subsidiary, MSAB, Inc. The case will now proceed through the discovery phase and then to trial.
The Complaint alleges, among other things, that Micro Systemation unlawfully extracted Cellebrite's copyrighted software and trade secrets from Cellebrite's UFED products for Cellebrite's Samsung and BlackBerry physical extraction solutions, reverse engineered, modified, and then integrated Cellebrite's copyrighted software and trade secrets directly into Micro Systemation's XRY software.
"We are confident in the strength of our claims against Micro Systemation AB and MSAB, Inc.," said Ron Serber, Cellebrite Corporate Co-CEO. "The Court's rejection of the motion to dismiss is further validation of the factual and legal support for these very serious charges. We will continue to take all appropriate action to protect Cellebrite's significant investments in innovation and development of cutting edge solutions for our customers and intend to pursue this case vigorously."
Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a global company known for its technological breakthroughs in the cellular industry. A world leader and authority in mobile data technology, Cellebrite established its mobile forensics division in 2007, with the Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED). Cellebrite's UFED Series solutions enable the bit-by-bit extraction and in-depth analysis of data from thousands of mobile devices, including feature phones, smartphones, portable GPS devices, tablets and phones manufactured with Chinese chipsets.
Cellebrite's UFED Series is the prime choice of forensic specialists in law enforcement, military, intelligence, corporate security and e-discovery agencies in more than 60 countries.
Cellebrite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a listed Japanese company (6736/JQ).