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Ciphergen to Pay HDC $600K, License Tech as Part of Legal Settlement

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Ciphergen will pay Health Discovery $600,000 as part of a settlement of a patent-infringement lawsuit HDC filed against the company, HDC said today.
 
Ciphergen will also non-exclusively license the IP, which related to HDC’s support vector machines, which Ciphergen uses in applications for its SELDI platform. Ciphergen has also dropped its counter-claims against HDC.
 
Ciphergen was not available for comment at deadline.

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