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wondering if this means anything for google's search algorithms

http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/28/judge-says-mathematical-alg...

A federal judge has thrown out a patent claim against Rackspace, ruling that mathematical algorithms can’t be patented. The ruling in the Eastern Disrict stemmed from a 2012 complaint filed by Uniloc USA asserting that processing of floating point numbers by the Linux operating system was a patent violation.
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It seems likely that most, if not all, of Google search would be better covered by trade secrets than patent ... to patent it, one would have to disclose it!
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<< ....Google search would be better covered by trade secrets than patent ... to patent it, one would have to disclose it! >>

It is patented, and, for the most part, disclosed:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagerank



Alan
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PageRank is only a small piece of the overall search process, which is constantly evolving.
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