I know some algorithms are patentable, but not sure what are the resctrictions and limitation for this.
My question is specific for a trading indicator, something like MACD, or RSI etc, is possible to patent those things?
- Calculate the average of the last N1 and N2 (customizable) prices
- Plot those averages together in the same chart
- Show a BUY signal when they cross
Is something like that patentable? and if yes, it makes sense to patent it or anybody can change a very small part to null the patent, for example "add 0.01% to every average calculated in step 1"
To be clear, I want to protect the indicator from someone else selling it (or publishing it for free), not from someone who is using that in