Ciphergen, already cash-poor and without any revenue source, has agreed to pay Health Discovery Corp. $600,000 to settle a dispute over a series of patents.
 
The settlement was announced late last week and brings to a close a dispute between the two companies that began a year ago when Health Discovery sued Ciphergen for allegedly infringing three patents pertaining to its support vector machine technology. SVMs are a machine-learning algorithm used for classifying large datasets.
 

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