Subject: Re: [boost] Interval Trees & ICL
From: Joachim Faulhaber (afojgo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-17 19:35:37
2010/12/18 Phil Endecott <spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden]>:
> Hi Bruce,
> Bruce Adams wrote:
>> That is an interesting idea. However, I see the method (or at least some
>> implementations of it) are covered by a patent.
> I don't look at patents. Everything I've described is either my own
> (re-)invention or taken from the 1981 paper "Multidimensional Range Search
> in Dynamically Balanced Trees" by Tropf and Herzog that is linked from the
> Z-curve Wikipedia page.
Can something that is published by Tropf 1981 be patented by Tropf 2004?
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