|patenting compiler technology firstname.lastname@example.org (zeng jane) (2010-01-04)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk (Derek M. Jones) (2010-01-05)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology email@example.com (rcmetzger) (2010-01-06)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology firstname.lastname@example.org (George Neuner) (2010-01-11)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2010-01-14)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Wright) (2010-01-14)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology email@example.com (Paul Biggar) (2010-01-16)|
|From:||zeng jane <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:19:49 -0800 (PST)|
|Posted-Date:||05 Jan 2010 13:40:42 EST|
Perhaps a very different question than what gets posted but couldnt
think of a better group than this. I am wondering if there is much
value in patenting compiler algorithms.My reasons - One, its hard to
discover their use. Two, algorithms esp heuristic based ones can be
easily modified. Am I right about this ? Are there any successful/
good examples of patents in compilers ?
Just for my curiosity
[I can think of a handful of patents, all about register allocation.
As far as I can tell, nobody's ever made money from them, mostly
useful as defense against future patent trolls. This came up 15
years ago. See http://compilers.iecc.com/comparch/article/95-11-214
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