independent component analysis (ICA) algorithms: invention or discovery?

2018-04-18 06:28:27

1) Under the current patent laws (US/EU/wherever) are new ICA algorithms the discovery of mathematical truths or the invention of new procedures to identify independent components of a mixed signal set?

2) Would patenting something in a saturated market be economical anyway?

3) If JADE or a FastICA variant were conceived/discovered today, could it be patented?

This is a more specific variation on :

Are algorithm-based inventions patentable?

- In which the answer is given is a general - Abstract algorithms can't be patented, but applications can be.

How abstract is too abstract?