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You can't just get catatonic for perhaps some illegally granted patents. The only course of action is to ignore them in the first place. Because not only are they illegal, but it's also impossible to clear them in the first place http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130715054823358
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Posted Aug 19, 2013 15:47 UTC (Mon) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
There is really no such 'patents cannot cover math'. All patents do is cover algorithms. That is it. A series of steps to accomplish some goal. Since all algorithms can be expressed in math then all patents cover nothing but math, right?
Instead, what can be covered by patents is very arbitrary. Some times of scientific discoveries can be patented, but not other types, for example.
Don't try to make sense of it. There is no sense. The only thing you can do is get a lawyer who has the ability to to site court history and knows the lingo properly to tell you how likely you are infringing on something.
Posted Aug 22, 2013 11:34 UTC (Thu) by Seegras (subscriber, #20463)
Not at all. Of course everything can be expressed mathematically, but that does not mean it _is_ mathematics. You can patent a screw, and describe it completely mathematically, as a series of functions. The patent is on the screw, and not on the mathematics. You can use those formulae to calculate as many screws as you want, as long as you don't produce them as tangible items.
See also: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20110908075658894
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