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Can I patent a calculation method or application, that uses previously undefined variables?

I work in an industry where a large portion of the manufacturing process is "black box" - you don't get instant production feedback from the equipment. You literally take notes on the product that you ...
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Patenting a trade secret algorithm

I have two similar questions on how "public use" and "on sale" apply to trade secrets, and how or if trade secrets can be later converted into patents. I've been reading the law here and looking at ...
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Is one drawing enough for a business process patent for software algorithm?

I am filing a patent for a software and I am using a patent service. They have given me 1 drawing for my process and I am concerned this may not be enough. It does describe my process but does 1 ...
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patentability of mathematical algorithms (especially those with a complex invented methodology)

This is further to my questions on the patentability of complex mathematical algorithms used thereafter in a simple manner to effect something useful. Sorry for its length. My previous question was (...