From the Offices of:

Lee Stickem,

Elisabeth Tooya,

And Tyler Howe

Esquires

Dear Professor Geoffrey Strickland,

It has come to our attention that you have submitted a paper to the *Journal of Amazing Mathematics*entitled “A Simple and Concise Proof of Goldbach’s June 30^{th}, 1742 Conjecture”, which we are going to kindly ask that you withdraw due to copious infringement of the patents held by our client, Consolidated Venture Solutions Inc., herein referred to as CVSI. As we are sure that you are aware the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Aug, 16 2011 decided the case *Cybersource Corp. V. Retail Decisions, Inc.*, which set the precedent that if the Mathematics is sufficiently hard then it is patentable. After which, and pursuant to, our client CVSI acquired the patents to many Theorems, Corollaries, and Lemmas, of which you find yourself in violation of no less than five.

The process through which these infringements are determined are as simple as they are effective. First your paper was converted to a machine readable format, then it was fed into an automated proof checker, this proof checker then analyses all of your steps for validity and determines which prior results are needed to justify the previous step, and finally these results are checked against our database of patents. This is the same process that the Federal Government uses when verifying the foundations of governmentally funded work. The five major violations, and there were many minor violations that we are simply not going to pursue at this point in time, were:

1. Line 34, Page 6 “It clearly follows that …”

In fact it is not clear, it actually uses the result, “If the primes between *n* and *n+1* are sufficiently spectral then…” as proven by J.L. Discher and I.K. Remmington in their paper “Primes and Their Auras” in *Ars Arithmancy* **44**

2. Line 2, Page 13 “We can therefore claim the following…”

You can claim what follows but only if you take into account that, “For any given collection of numbers we have shown that the following are true…” shown by E.O. Dann in “Numerical Groupings as Determined by Scaling Large Cardinality” published in *Journal of the National Academies of the Royal Society of Lichtenstein* **274(5)**

3. Line 45, Page 13 “Now assume that this is true for *n* and…”

In fact you do not have to assume it is true as “The following is true for all integers…” was determined by Q.W. Sullivan, W.P. Lee, and A.A. Paint in the seminal paper “Numerous True Theorems about the Integers” published as a supplement to the New York Mathematical Association’s *A Stupendously Huge Collection of Things about Integers that are True*

4. Line 22, Page 15 “Since even integers can be written as…”

You can write all even integers as such, but only by using “This shows that all even integers can be written as…” elucidated so clearly in Y.E. Granner and C.X. Xon’s, “The Impact of Repeated Enhancement on Non-Transcendental Numbers” from *The**Mathematical Consequences of Procedurals ***97**

5. Line 37, Page 17 “With this I have proven the Goldbach Conjecture.”

In fact you will find that in many previous court decisions the person who first writes down a theory is given priority in patent fights and therefore you can not claim priority on the Goldbach Conjecture, as Goldbach’s claim is more than two centuries before yours. As CVSI owns the collected work of Goldbach they thereby own the Conjecture.

We, of course, would have no issue helping you and CVSI reach an agreement over licensing the patents that you infringed, and such an action would allow you to publish your paper without the spectre of future legal issues. In fact, CVSI has even indicated that they would be willing to give you a share of the residuals that will, without doubt, be derived from Goldbach Conjecture licensing, in respect to the quality of work displayed in your paper. If you do decide to go forward with the publication of this paper without licensing though, we will immediately file a lawsuit that we will win and you will not see a cent.

We hope that you make the right decision, and that you and CVSI can reach a mutually beneficial agreement that will allow you to continue contributing such important work to mathematics,

Reginald Leach, Esq.

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