[R] for those of you who want a patent...

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Aug 19 18:41:32 CEST 2003

Alvaro Munoz (Hopkins Epi) is patenting the "diamond graph". 


There is enough prior art (hexagonal binning, among others) to make
this amusing, except that it probably will get a patent.  It's a reasonable
graphical technique, but patentable?


A.J. Rossini     			
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