PETAH TIKVAH, Israel and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Following Court’s Rejection of MSAB’s Motion to Dismiss, Cellebrite Moves Forward With its Copyright Infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Action
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.”