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Clearwell Systems Receives Patent for Discussion Threading and Relevance Ranking

Patent Validates Clearwell’s Commitment to Developing Innovative Technologies that Dramatically Reduce the Cost and Risk of E-Discovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 9, 2009 – Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced it was awarded US Patent No. 7,593,995, “Methods and systems of electronic message threading and ranking.” This patent reinforces differentiation for the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform, the market’s leading product for early case assessment. Clearwell and the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform have received recognition from LTN’s Technology Awards, Red Herring 100, Network World Enterprise All Stars, eWEEK Excellence Awards, SC Magazine, Info Security Products Guide, among others.

“The e-discovery space is rapidly evolving, with a significant percentage of enterprises looking at technology solutions to bring e-discovery in-house for cost control and reduced risk,” said Vivian Tero, program manager, GRC infrastructure at IDC. “Defensible search and early case assessment are emerging as hot button areas that enterprises should consider when evaluating products. A lot of confusion exists in the market, making it important to examine proof of concepts and conduct a detailed evaluation before selecting an e-discovery product. Clearwell is one of the vendors that provides customers an opportunity to test its capabilities in advance of purchasing the product.”

The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is fully operational in less than 25 minutes and provides users with immediate visibility into case facts, significantly accelerating early case assessment. Clearwell’s Transparent Search, metadata filters, and people analytics enable users to quickly and defensibly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, lowering processing costs and reducing review workload. The product’s discussion threading, relevance ranking, and concept clustering capabilities display documents in context, further increasing review throughput. Clearwell’s review capabilities enable reviewers to perform one-click tagging, redact documents, apply reason codes, and verify redactions prior to production. Responsive documents can be produced or seamlessly uploaded into litigation support databases via EDRM-compliant XML and other major load file formats. In addition, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automatically tracks all actions on case documents throughout the e-discovery workflow, ensuring a defensible e-discovery process.

“We are committed to pioneering new technologies and methodologies to address major challenges in e-discovery,” said Venkat Rangan, co-founder and CTO of Clearwell Systems. “This patent validates Clearwell’s ability to deliver innovative products that enable customers to efficiently and effectively process, search, analyze, review and produce responsive electronic records for litigation, government inquiries and internal investigations.”

About Clearwell Systems
Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises and law firms perform electronic discovery (e-discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automates the processing, analysis, review, and production phases of e-discovery via a single, integrated product. Leading organizations such as Constellation Energy, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and the Department of Homeland Security / Office of Inspector General are using Clearwell to accelerate early case assessments, intelligently cull-down data, increase reviewer productivity, and ensure the defensibility of their e-discovery process. Consistently ranked as a leader in independent industry surveys and reports, Clearwell Systems is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project and The Sedona Conference. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/clearwell, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog/.