Patent That Thought!
Just because you take an abstract idea and say you do it “on a computer” or “over the Internet” doesn’t mean you deserve a patent, according to an amicus...
They say there's no such thing as an original idea. I don't think that's true, but I do think that in the tech world a novel idea is only as valuable as the plan of execution and the creative thinking that brings the idea to fruition. I understand the argument that patenting abstract ideas leads not only to oodles of lawsuits, but also stifles creativity and brilliant problem-solving.