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IP Update: IBM, Trigeminal Solutions, Hitachi among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners

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Title: Method for reconstructing evolutionary data

US Patent Number: 8,645,074

Assignee: International Business Machines

Inventor: Laxmi Parida


Title: Technique for identifying association variables

US Patent Number: 8,639,446

Assignee: Trigeminal Solutions

Inventor: Steven Stupp


Title: Information processing system using nucleotide sequence-related information

US Patent Number: 8,639,451

Assignee: Hitachi

Inventors: Takamasa Katoh, Takeo Morimoto


Title: Identification of related residues in biomolecular sequences by multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis

US Patent Number: 8,639,445

Assignee: Microsoft

Inventor: Stuart Ozer


Title: Methods for identifying drug targets based on genomic sequence data

US Patent Number: 8,635,031

Assignee: The Regents of the University of California

Inventor: Bernhard Palsson


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