Health Discovery Sues Ciphergen and Equbits for Infringing SVM IP; Case May Have Broad Bfx Impact | GenomeWeb

Making good on a promise to "aggressively protect" its patent portfolio, biomarker-discovery firm Health Discovery Corp. this week filed patent-infringement lawsuits against Ciphergen Biosystems and Equbits in the United States District Court in Marshall, Texas.

The suits, which accuse the firms of selling software that infringes on HDC's support vector machine technology, are a relative rarity in the field of bioinformatics, which has historically been far less litigious than other biotech sectors.

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