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Old 07-22-2016, 01:00 PM
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AFAIK you can only patent software that is made for a specific purpose, not software that just does calculations. Software that does load calculations for rigging is patentable; software that just puts numbers into that formula with no other purpose can not be patented, AIUI.

Everything I've seen about the Superformula just says that the equation is patented, which tells me it's prolly not a US patent. In fact, if Hello Games created the software that uses that formula for the purpose of creating realistic CGI plants etc., they may have something patentable.