foodizgood wrote:This is true, however, you can have a lawyer working with an engineer with this. It doesn't take an engineer or a technical background to decipher that "markov model to predict some degradation factor within a transmission network" = uses a tried and true mathematical method to model that transmissions get exponentially weaker on distance. Or "capacitive touch-screens / how to deconflict spurious inputs" = appreciating the complexity of more than one point of contact on a touch screen.

Thanks for proving my point. A Markov model is a way to predict the parameters of some statistical system when given just the outputs of that system. It has nothing to do with what you're talking about, which is propagation loss. A patent lawyer who made that mistake while writing a patent...

Have a you read any patents? They're complicated.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7171043.html

If I was the engineer explaining that technology to a lawyer, I'd kill myself if I had to explain terms like "states" and "vector" and "coefficients".