Academic papers in engineering sometimes propose a new model to tackle prior difficulties. These proposed models are not usually patented. For example in experimental papers and many power electronic papers, the models are fully available.
I have a published work that proposes a new model, but it is pure computer simulation and math.
So, my questions:
- Can I patent my own published paper?
- Can I use others' paper and patent their idea? (specifically experimental for papers)
- If the answer of 1 or 2 is not, how many modifications do I need to apply in my model be able to patent it?
- If I have an original idea to propose a new model, what should I do then: A patent or good rank ISI paper?