|In reply to Comment 6 (Neko):|
"You should take it up with the publishers, rather than reeling against the
patent system itself. It's not up to the patent office to regulate the morals
A bad system encourages abuse. The patent system was introduced centuries ago and the last serious revision was many decades ago. It remains corrupt because the politicians who review it are always rewarded by the corporations to ensure that no changes are made. In most cases the system is abused, and not just by companies who simply specialise in patent hoarding.
For instance, not many people understand that the term "patented trade secret" is an oxymoron.
The US patent system is one of the most incompetent and corrupt institutions in existence.