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Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H)

Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H)

Posted Sep 9, 2012 7:41 UTC (Sun) by Seegras (guest, #20463)
In reply to: Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H) by Wol
Parent article: Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H)

> Of course, you then need to clarify that putting that number on
> to a general purpose computer doesn't make a new patentable machine,

Oh, the famous "Moby Dick Support Device" http://seegras.discordia.ch/Blog/the-moby-dick-support-de...

I still can't understand the logic behind that (and the fact that courts and lawyers use a definition of "algorithm" in patent lawsuits which is completely at odds with reality -- I mean you can't just legislate Pi to be exactly 3, can't you?).


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Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H)

Posted Sep 9, 2012 22:43 UTC (Sun) by shmget (subscriber, #58347) [Link]

"I mean you can't just legislate Pi to be exactly 3, can't you?)."

In the US ?, sure you can try.. that has been attempted before:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill


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