Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Additional index kinds like R*Tree for Firebird
Author Olivier Mascia
Le 6 janv. 2011 à 09:36, Paul Ruizendaal a écrit :

> On Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:12:26 -0500, Jim Starkey <jstarkey@...>
> wrote:
>> "Ideas can be patented, but that is a different issue."
> I believe that statement to be incorrect. The US Supreme Court last June
> once again confirmed that abstract ideas cannot be patented. Although it
> refrained from making the "machine or transformation test" the absolute
> test, it did rule that it was a very important test with only exceptions in
> edge cases. This ruling made the landscape in the US pretty much identical
> to the legal landscape in the EU.

Somehow someone should tell East Texas Courts about this, but that is yet another story! :) :)

Olivier Mascia