The JPEG patent
Posted Apr 29, 2004 13:53 UTC (Thu) by icculus_98
In reply to: The JPEG patent
Parent article: The JPEG patent
Right, you're saying that you can't patent a mathematical routine, but
you can patent the application of that routine to some specific function.
But what is a "picture" other than a sequence of bits? Same with a radio
signal, save for the analog <-> digital part. So someone could have
patented "Frequency Modulation of Microphone Acquired Signals", right?
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