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And that is why patents should be abolished, in a nutshell.



Software patents for sure. Not sure about algorithmn ones. Say you invent this exact compression algorithmn and want to patent it but you can't and Google steals it when you wanted to license it so you can fund a company that builds better compression algorithmns or whatever. Google is going to rip out of your profits.


What distinction do you make between software and algorithm patents? And how do you separate algorithms and unpatentable math?


The European notion of technical effect seems to work quite well.




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