Subject: Re: patent trolls and X-licensors
From: simo <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 19:21:37 -0400

On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 13:10 -0400, David H. Lynch Jr. wrote:
> simo wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > New understanding on the application of physics of signal transmission
> > should be patentable.
> > New understanding in mathematics should not. It's just all about the
> > field of the discoveries.
>     And what is the distinction between the two ? Are  you are arguing
> that physics is patentable, and mathematics is not ?

Not physics laws,
I said applied physics.

You can't patent "the electromagnetic field", but you can patent a
transistor as it is a way to use electromagnetic fields that was not
thought before.