Sounds like you're on a crusade, rxantos... about something. But this isn't your ammunition for it. Patents still do not protect ideas, only implementation of ideas in apparatus and methods tied to apparatus. I deal with the US Patent Office every day, and 35 USC Â§ 101 is still strictly enforced.
In the beginning patents did not apply to ideas, but implementation of ideas.
That is why all cars have steering wheels for example. If the laws where like todays every car would have to invent their own way to steer the car, and to break. Some will have levels, other buttons, etc. Stupidity at its best.
Since software is basically explaining an idea to a computer, there where no software patents.
All changed when an idiot (or a corrupt person, your pick) decided to make software (aka ideas explained to a computer) patentable. Later they decided that creating organism where patentable.
The idea that someone is so bright that no one will be able to have the same idea, is preposterous, arrogant and just plain untrue.
If this continues, one day someone will come up with nano-machines that are thrown into the air. And you will not be able to legally breath air unless you pay the company. All this for what?
Then again, the moment the government decided to disobey its constitution, the moment it ceased to be government. Law is the consent of the governed to be govern. And the pact is the constitution. If the pact is broken, there is no moral reason AT ALL for an individual to obey. The only thing left is fear, convenience, ignorance and stupidity. But reason have left the building a long time ago.