Patent Suits Entangle Clinical Trial Tech. Industry

Law360, New York (August 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A full-throttle patent infringement campaign in the health care software industry is underway in New England, where a company called Datasci LLC has topped off a recent victory with a slew of new lawsuits.

Datasci and various defendants are rivals in the niche market for clinical-trial software and hardware used in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Their products are intended to speed up clinical trials and get new drugs to market faster.

Datasci, based in Olney, Md., was empowered by an $8.5 million settlement in February...
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