PETAH TIKVAH, Ill. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellebrite, the leading provider of mobile forensic solutions, today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and unfair competition action against Micro Systemation AB, a Swedish company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, MSAB, Inc. (collectively, "Micro Systemation"), in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The Complaint alleges, among other things, that Micro Systemation unlawfully extracted Cellebrite's copyrighted software and trade secrets from Cellebrite's UFED products, reverse engineered, modified, and then integrated Cellebrite's copyrighted software and trade secrets directly into Micro Systemation's XRY software.
"We have made significant investments in developing our cutting edge technology solutions," said Ron Serber, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Cellebrite. "We had no alternative but to take legal action to protect our intellectual property so we can continue to invest in the innovation required to serve the needs of the mobile forensic community going forward."
The discovery phase in the case has commenced and a pre-trial conference is scheduled for September 18, 2013 at 11:00 am.
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).