[e2e] patents on routing algorithms

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Thu Jan 3 13:38:23 PST 2008

Jon Crowcroft wrote:
> a letter in this month's CACM reminds us that the Church-Turing Theorem
> states that algorithms and mathematics are the same - math is unpatentable
> so ...

FWIW, math isn't patentable itself, but is potentially patentable when
applied to a real problem (e.g., general path calculation wouldn't be,
but IP packet routing would even if it's basically just an application
of general path calculation).

See, e.g.,:


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