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Querying a Math Professor:
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 17 2012 @ 09:18 AM EDT
I queried a Mathematician I know, and here was his response...
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What would be the point of patenting mathematics?
You might as well patent poetry or individual
numbers like pi or golden ratio. "Software patents
are irksome enough as it is."

So then the Math Professor sees a distinction between Mathematics and software.

Interesting..................


"I might add ...
you might as well patent fashion dresses, or story plots."


So, it it makes sense to patent fashion dresses, it makes sense to patent
Mathematics? I'm not sure I follow the logic, but so be it:

Wedding dress

www.google.com/patents/USD581134US Pat. D581134 - Filed Jun 5, 2006 - Issued Nov
25, 2008
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

Combination dress and sweat sock

www.google.com/patents/US5926852US Pat. 5926852 - Filed Sep 26, 1997 - Issued
Jul 27, 1999
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

Combination dress and scarf

www.google.com/patents/USD324291US Pat. D324291 - Filed Nov 27, 1987 - Issued
Mar 3, 1992
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

DRESS

www.google.com/patents/US2425635US Pat. 2425635 - Filed Oct 16, 1946 - Issued
Aug 12, 1947
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

Jumper dress with window design

www.google.com/patents/USD403835US Pat. D403835 - Filed Nov 13, 1997 - Issued
Jan 12, 1999
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

DESIGN FOR A DRESS

www.google.com/patents/USD138869US Pat. D138869 - Filed Aug 11, 1944 - Issued
Sep 19, 1944
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A DRESS

www.google.com/patents/USD127360US Pat. D127360 - Filed Apr 16, 1941 - Issued
May 20, 1941
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A DRESS

www.google.com/patents/USD129779US Pat. D129779 - Filed Sep 6, 1941 - Issued Sep
30, 1941
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A DRESS

www.google.com/patents/USD129023US Pat. D129023 - Filed Jul 30, 1941 - Issued
Aug 19, 1941
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOB A DRESS

www.google.com/patents/USD141583US Pat. D141583 - Filed Apr 17, 1945 - Issued
Jun 12, 1945
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

DESIGN FOE, A BATHING SUIT

www.google.com/patents/USD121239US Pat. D121239 - Filed Mar 7, 1940 - Issued Jun
25, 1940
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A SUIT OP COVERALLS

www.google.com/patents/USD55573US Pat. D55573 - Issued Jun 29, 1920
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A SUIT FOR PLATING-CARDS

www.google.com/patents/USD41310US Pat. D41310 - Issued Apr 11, 1911
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A SUIT

www.google.com/patents/USD150207US Pat. D150207 - Filed Oct 30, 1947 - Issued
Jul 13, 1948
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOB A CORNER-SHIELD FOR SUIT-CASES OR SIMILAR ARTICLES

www.google.com/patents/USD41607US Pat. D41607 - Filed Feb 1, 1911 - Issued Jul
25, 1911
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A SUIT

www.google.com/patents/USD146902US Pat. D146902 - Filed Dec 5, 1946 - Issued Jun
10, 1947
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
DESIGN FOR A SUIT

www.google.com/patents/USD145434US Pat. D145434 - Filed May 11, 1946 - Issued
Aug 20, 1946
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

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