Patented prime numbers

Stephan Neuhaus stephan.neuhaus at
Mon May 12 10:56:50 PDT 2014

On 2014-05-12, 18:25, jim bell wrote:
> Also, I believe there is a rule that says that laws of nature aren't
> patentable.  To the extent that primality is a law of nature, it
> shouldn't be patentable.

To be pedantic, primes aren't so much a law of *nature*, they're in
*maths*.  I'm not aware of any law of, e.g., physics that would depend
on primes, but would love to learn of one, if one exists.



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