Japanese grant HDC patent for SVMs, and Australia accepts patent application
Health Discovery Corporation (HDC) announced that it received a patent claim from the Japanese patent office and a notice of acceptance from the Australian patent office covering the use of support vector machines (SVMs) in computer-aided image analysis.

According to the Savannah-based company, the application of SVMs to image analysis will have implications for varying technologies, including x-ray interpretation, digital mammography and circulating tumor cell evaluation, and the covered methods use a dedicated SVM subsystem to classify different features within a digitized image.

HDC said that once the Australian SVM patent is complete, HDC will hold the exclusive rights to 28 issued U.S. and foreign patents covering uses of SVM and fractal genomics modeling technology for discovery of knowledge from large datasets.