In re Sarkar (588 F.2d 1330, 1979 Jan 25)

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[ALGORITHM, OBVIOUS] {1} Sarkar's claimed invention as a whole consists of a mathematical exercise, wherein a new formula is provided, formula-dictated values are gathered and substituted for the variables in that formula, and the calculations required by the formula are made. Sarkar's offer to disclose his process by patenting must, in the present state of the law, be declined.

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