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Q: It is possible to draw all angles from 0 to 360 ( all angles , rational and irrational) without using protector exact.

I have discovered new mathematical theory and I want to patent it. ( about this question) . I can draw all angles from 0 to 360 degrees without using protector and exact .

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Kathryn Perales
Kathryn Perales
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Oberlin, OH

A: While a mathematical theory or proof or equation would not be patentable, a method of doing something useful might be patentable.

As a matter of pride and prestige, it may be worth it to you to pursue a patent on the method, so you can be a patent holder.

On the other hand, as a business and practical matter, assuming you could patent your method of drawing exact angles, how would you enforce your patent rights? You would have to try to get individuals, groups, schools or companies to pay you a license fee in order to use your method. Suing schoolchildren or individual hobbyists and artists is not feasible or popular (and is not likely to make you money or friends.)

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