This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Health Discovery Corporation Issues Update On Challenges To Intel SVM-RFE Patent

Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY) has received notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that it intends to issue a re-examination certificate to Intel Corporation following completion of the re-examination of Intel’s Patent No. 7,685,077 entitled “Recursive Feature Eliminating Method Based on a Support Vector Machine.”

During the re-examination, the USPTO agreed with the Company’s assertions that the claims of the Intel patent read on the Company’s prior art, meaning that the Company’s earlier patents disclosed all elements of the Intel claims, rendering them unpatentable. In response to rejection of the Intel claims, Intel amended its original claims to include an additional step of “storing the updated kernel data in the buffer to replace the [prior] kernel data.” In the statement of reasons for patentability, the patent examiner explained that although the cited prior art computes modifications to the kernel data in intermediate computations, they do not disclose storing the data to replace the previous data. Based on this step alone, the patent examiner determined that the claims were patentable and should be certified as such.

The Company finds the examiner’s comments to be a clear indication of failure to observe the standards for patentability established under U.S. Patent Law. In particular, the identification of a step that is inherent in the operation of every computer as the basis for patentability evidences a lack of understanding by the examiner of one or both of basic computer operation and the duty of the Patent Office fully examine patent claims in view of the known prior art before deciding that a patent should be granted.

While disappointed with the examiner’s decision in the re-examination, the Company draws encouragement from the fact that the Patent Office agreed that all elements of the Company’s patented SVM-RFE method are present in the Intel claims. A fundamental principle of patent law is that the addition of one or more elements to a patented claim does not avoid infringement. In this case, Intel merely added a standard computer operation to the Company’s SVM-RFE method. Furthermore, possession of a patent on a series of steps does not avoid infringement of a patent covering a subset of those steps.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,024.06 +183.54 1.03%
S&P 500 2,108.29 +22.78 1.09%
NASDAQ 5,005.3910 +63.9670 1.29%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs