I like the romantic idea that patents help to incentivize "the little guy" for bringing innovations to fruition, but as at least in today's world the system is overwhelmingly a boot on the neck for anyone not connected enough.
Clearly the real purpose it serves is to generate work for a society with a surplus of lawyers, and a short fall of engineers.
oh and of course to sabotage America. hey maybe when our great grandkids are ankle deep in a rice field under the gun, they'll have a more favorable view of what our parasite youth hate so much today.
Besides hand gestures on a touch screen? Good grief! The hardware to make a touch screen work perhapses...