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It's a business method, a concept,... | 354 comments | Create New Account
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It's a business method, a concept,...
Authored by: albert on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 12:06 PM EST
an idea of how to do something. Not patentable.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Errr, No. Not exactly. The situation is even worse.
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, November 26 2012 @ 11:35 AM EST
<blockquote>Stallman has an old paper called "Anatomy of a trivial
patent" in
which he (quite properly) lambasted a patent on the use of a RAID array (not
patented) to preserve the data on a website (not patented) which exists to
stream audio (also not patented). It was the _combination_ of using a RAID
array
on a website which streams audio, which received the patent. Where is the
algorithm? I don't exactly see one.</blockquote> I also do not see an
algorithm. I also do not see software either. What I see is an vague idea of how
something might be possible. A patent of that type does not teach how it can be
done it only suggests how it could be done

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