SOURCE: Clearwell Systems, Inc.

Clearwell Systems, Inc.

June 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Clearwell Systems Receives Second Patent for Discussion Threading

Clearwell's Commitment to Delivering Innovative Technologies Enables Enterprises to Significantly Reduce Cost and Risk of E-Discovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) -  Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced it was awarded US Patent No. 7,657,603 - "Methods and systems of electronic message derivation." Combined with the company's initial patent on discussion threading and relevance ranking, this latest patent further reinforces Clearwell's strength in bringing innovative technologies to market that enable corporations, government agencies and law firms to drastically reduce the cost and risk of e-discovery.

According to the January 2010 Kershaw-Howie Survey, discussion threading offers greater than 30% savings in review time on average and can range up to 80% time savings for large cases. Clearwell's patented discussion threads dynamically link together all related messages into chronological threads that capture entire discussions, including replies, cc's, blind cc's, and forwards. By tracing the thread, users are able to quickly identify all participants and determine who knew what and when, which proves invaluable when performing early case assessment. This feature is just one of many innovative capabilities of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform which allows enterprises, government agencies and law firms to manage their legal, regulatory, and investigative matters with a single, easy-to-use application.

"As enterprises increasingly make the strategic move to bring the e-discovery business process in-house, it is important that we arm them with cutting-edge technology to be able to do so quickly, easily and in a defensible manner," said Venkat Rangan, co-founder and CTO, Clearwell Systems. "Our latest patent speaks to Clearwell's strength in providing innovative capabilities for rapid processing, intelligent early case assessment and faster review."

Clearwell has received awards, accolades, and recognition from many of the industry's leading authorities including the Socha-Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), the Cowen Group, Law Technology News, Red Herring, SC Magazine, Network World, eWEEK and more. Clearwell also earned the highest possible rating of "Strong Positive" in Gartner's 2009 E-Discovery MarketScope Report. The company was recently named "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and was a winner of the TiE50 Awards, which honor the 50 most entrepreneurial companies worldwide.

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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 Clear Channel Communications, Constellation Energy, Cisco, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Toyota, and the Department of Health and Human Services / 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 e-discovery 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, follow us on Twitter at, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at

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