Re: patents are for satan worshippers
if i was a businessman i would never invest in any patented ideas. Let's say I'm an inventor and I want to "protect" (wink wink) my invention. I know what I'll do, I'll show it to loads of lawyers (a class of people who cant tell the truth) then i will put exact details of how to copy my invention on a global public database, and for the privilege i'm going to pay hard earned money through the dick.
OR, I could go to market first WITHOUT PATENT and anyone who wanted to steal my idea can crack it open and find out how it works by trial and error WHICH TAKES A LOT LONGER THAN READING THE PATENT.
CHINESE COMPANIES READ PATENTS TO FIND OUT HOW TO INFRINGE THEM.
And you wanna tell me its a way to protect IP. What a fucking joke. What a fucking joke.