Mathematical methods as such are excluded from patenting (see e.g. Art. 52(2) of the European Patent Convention). Yet, mathematical concepts can often be patented if they are used in technical applications (such as noise suppression, image recognition or image encoding, data transmission, encryption and digital signing, diagnostic systems, load optimization, sensing, process control, signal conversion) or if they are implemented using unique hardware.

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