Re: "There is no inventive concept that provides something more than the abstract idea itself"
Taking into account the damage weak patents are doing, do you really think that would be a bad thing?
I wouldn't want to make it impossible for anyone but a large corporation to register a patent. Edging out smaller companies and private individuals wouldn't be helpful or constructive.
I do agree that having fewer patents would be a good thing, and I hope that fining patent holders when their patents are found to be weak would help to bring that about,