From: Marshall Clow (marshall_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-23 16:59:47
At 10:30 PM +0100 11/23/07, Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:
>On Nov 23, 2007 9:48 PM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > And to clear up any confusion... One can't patent "ideas".
>Wish it was true... Ideally you can't, in practice yes: isn't an
>algorithm an idea?
AFAIK, until about 1976, this (you can't patent ideas) was true (at
least in the US).
However, around that time, the patent office suddenly decided that
mathematics (the RSA algorithm) was patentable.
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