>Subject: Re: GIF File Warning
>Date: 10 Jan 1995 06:50:47 GMT
> From what I understand about this, CompuServe unknowingly used a compression
> alogrithm patented (damn patents) by UniSys, and it was UniSys that told
> CompuServe to pony up the money. CS is simply passing on the expense.
>> [stuff deleted]
>At least in Austria, you cannot patent an algorithm, only an implementation.
>Otherwise I should patent the binary search algorithm - that would make money
you could patent an algorithm. It is going to get to the point where
is a patent violation!