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In hindsight - patentability is irrelevant. If you have skills that outshine your peers, especially if those skills produce results that can be easily plagiarized - keep the inner workings to yourself and obfuscate where possible. If sharing is unavoidable, choose the form you share very carefully... is they can steal it, they will. Your peers are not your ...


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A U.S. answer. Some things in the field you describe are patentable in the U.S. and some are not. Unfortunately, above novelty and non-obviousness, the current huge hurdle is abstractness. The law on this in the U.S. has changed in the last few years in the direction of making it much easier to shoot down something as abstract. The broader range of processes ...


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My answer refers to European patent practice. Most probably you will not be able to get a patent granted for the method/algorithm if you do not refer it to a particular industrial application. Without claiming the different steps of the industrial procedure, the steps of your method/algorithm will be considered a mathematical method or a computer program as ...


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