Is there really more innovation or is it that everyone is patenting over-broad ideas of things they never intend to make?
Putting in my patent: Making things fall down using gravity.
A patent portfolio firm can buy the random toilet sitting idea from me and then use it to extract money from companies in the future if they happen to produce something successful that remotely sounds familiar.
Fed up of the patent system being abused these days. The rounded corners of the iPhone saa makes one wonder how many of the new patents are just as stupid.