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Comment: Re:Patent risks (Score 1) 421

by Darren Winsper (#31646608) Attached to: H.264 vs. Theora — Fightin' Words About Patentability

How the hell are you on your way to a PhD? You're describing a motor, not the law of physics that combusting something causes it to expand, causing pressure against its container. If somebody patented "The combustion of fuel causing the resulting pressure to push against an object, therefore causing motion", it might be analogous to a patent on an algorithm.

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