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Comment Re:Patent risks (Score 1) 421

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.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department