Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

There seems to be some confusion here between the thing that is being patented and the description of the thing that is being patented. The fact that the description is written using the alphabet has no bearing on the patentability of the thing itself. No arrangement of letters in the alphabet can be patented - but that doesn't mean that nothing can be patented.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact