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The exfiltrated exFAT driver

Posted Aug 2, 2013 2:49 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: The exfiltrated exFAT driver by Jonno
Parent article: The exfiltrated exFAT driver

> While no jurisdiction but US allows patents on software (or mathematics) per see

The US explicitly forbids patents on mathematics.

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Check, what we want and what USPTO/Courts does are not the same

Posted Aug 3, 2013 11:41 UTC (Sat) by jjs (guest, #10315) [Link]

While it's certainly true many of us here believe (and can mathematically prove) software is math, and thus not eligible for patents, USPTO routinely grants patents on software, and they are upheld in courts. Until the Supreme Court of the US issues a definitive ruling that software is math, this battle will continue. That also means large companies suing over software patents (MS vs Motorola, Apple vs Samsung, etc). You need to be prepared to defend if you write software, unfortunately. Thankfully there are some large organizations that are beginning to see the light, and some large non-profits that are on the side of programming=math.

Check, what we want and what USPTO/Courts does are not the same

Posted Aug 4, 2013 7:48 UTC (Sun) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

Oh, I agree. The missing part here is to convince courts that software is math. I was just pointing out that the "mathematics" part is definitely wrong barring new legislation.

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