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IP Update: IBM, Good Start Genetics among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners

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Title: Minimization of surprisal data through application of hierarchy of reference genomes

US Patent Number: 8,855,938

Assignee: International Business Machines

Inventors: Robert Friedlander, James Kraemer


Title: Computational method and apparatus for predicting polypeptide aggregation or solubility

US Patent Number: 8,849,578

Assignee: Cambridge University Technical Services

Inventor: Christopher Dobson, Fabrizio Chiti, Jesus Zurdo


Title: Phylogenetic analysis of mass spectrometry or gene array data for the diagnosis of physiological conditions

US Patent Number: 8,849,576

Inventor: Hakima Amri, Mones Abu-asab, Mohamed Chaouchi


Title: Computational method and apparatus for predicting polypeptide aggregation or solubility

US Patent Number: 8,847,799

Assignee: Good Start Genetics

Inventor: Caleb Kennedy, Niru Chennagiri


Title: Computer systems and methods for associating genes with traits using cross species data

US Patent Number: 8,843,356

Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Inventor: Eric Schadt, John Lamb


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