[R] Re: diamond graphs and patents

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Thu Aug 28 00:48:24 CEST 2003

On Wed, 27-Aug-2003 at 01:40PM -0400, Alvaro Muñoz wrote:

|> Drs. Harrell and O'Keefe,
|> Thank you for your suggestions.

|> Although it is at odds with your beliefs, University staff working
|> on licensing and technology transfer believe that a patent may be a
|> vehicle to achieve a wide use.

Wider than if it were public domain?

It's probably fair to say that it is an improvement over 3D bar charts
and that it can be built into point and click software more easily
than, say, contour plots could.  If Microsoft were to pay the
university a licensing fee to incorporate such plots, then 'wide use'
could result and the university would benefit.  But that's a big IF.


Patrick Connolly
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