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Health Discovery Files Patent Infringement Suits Against Ciphergen, Equbits

NEW YORK, June 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Biomarker-discovery firm Health Discovery said today that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against Ciphergen Biosystems and Equbits in the United States District Court in Marshall, Texas.


The lawsuit alleges that Ciphergen and Equbits have infringed three of Health Discovery's US patents covering various aspects of the company's support vector machine technology.


In the complaints, Health Discovery seeks "injunctive relief from further infringement, compensatory damages, enhanced damages, reasonable attorney's fees, prejudgment interest, and other associated costs," the company said.


Health Discovery uses its support vector machine pattern-recognition technology to discover biomarkers and biological pathways. The company said the technology also has potential applications in markets such as radiology, Internet search and spam, homeland security, financial futures, and other areas where analysis of large volumes of complex data is required.

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