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SAFE Corporation's BitMatch Used in Winning Preliminary Injunction for Splitfish AG

CUPERTINO, CA (August 24, 2010) - Software Analysis & Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of forensic software tools for software copyright and trade secret analysis, announced the successful use of CodeSuite® BitMatch® to win a preliminary injunction for Splitfish AG in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, case number 1:10cv297.

In the opinion, Judge, T.S. Ellis, III writes, "[A] plaintiff now must separately meet four requirements, and the failure to satisfy any of the four means that a preliminary injunction may not issue. The four requirements are:

i. "a clear showing that [the plaintiff] will likely succeed on the merits at trial";
ii. "a clear showing that [the plaintiff] is likely to be irreparably harmed absent preliminary relief;
iii. that "the balance of equities tips in [the plaintiffs] favor"; and
iv. consideration of "the public consequences in employing the extraordinary remedy of injunction" favors granting preliminary injunctive relief."

CodeSuite was used to compare the source code of the Splitfish FragFX product with the compiled code from defendant Bannco. The analysis results were key to satisfying the first of these four elements. The results presented by expert witness and founder of SAFE Robert Zeidman, as paraphrased in the opinion state, "Zeidman's examination revealed at least a dozen instances in which the similarities in the object code could not be explained by commonality of authorship alone. In other words, in at least a dozen places, the identity of the object code in the two products' driver and firmware software indicated that the only possible cause of similarity was that defendants' code was copied from plaintiffs' code."

Peter Ruf, Head of Sales for Splitfish, stated, "When we realized our software was being used against us in the market, we researched how we would prove our suspicions and found SAFE Corporation's forensic analysis software, CodeSuite. As it turned out, the forensic analysis was a key element to our winning this preliminary injunction."

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SAFE Corporation is the leading provider of software forensic analysis tools for discovering IP theft, measuring software IP changes, and measuring software source code and object code correlation. CodeSuite has been used in trials involving copyright infringement and trade secret theft.


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