Mike Masnick ask…”Why protect the ideas?”
Agreed on the premise. And I wonder too, although I’ve never been in a patent fight (the closest I’ve come is a bogus trademark infringement cease-and-desist letter).
Thomas Edison: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Many moons ago some joker’s weblog had a tagline that read “A groundbreaking idea short on rigorous execution is an illusion of value” too.