Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation Sues for Infringement of Diagnostic Method Patent

On August 1, 2017, Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation (“BHDC”) sued Defendant GeneAlign, LLC for infringement of BHDC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,455,194, entitled “Diagnostic Methods.”

BHDC accuses the GA SLCO1B1 Test as infringing the ’194 patent directly and/or through inducement.  The accused test works to identify patients who are at a higher risk of developing statin-induced myopathy due to a SLCO1B1 gene variation.

The case is captioned MAD-1-17-cv-11412, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

By: Joyce L. Nadipuram