[R] for those of you who want a patent...
p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Wed Aug 20 06:34:16 CEST 2003
On Tue, 19-Aug-2003 at 09:41AM -0700, A.J. Rossini wrote:
|> 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?
Maybe so. I read a story once that the idea of using different
colours to annotate a word processor document is patented. This one
sounds at least as original, though not as original as a sunflower
Reckon I'll stick to contour plots rather than pay a licensing fee for
[thinks.... maybe the way I use contour plots is unique ... maybe I
should bung in a patent application]
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