My opposition to patents is two fold
One the concept of owning an idea anyone could have come up with because you came up with it first and had the money to patent it is in my opinion stupid, I can understand it in cases where the idea required allot of research and work to come up with but that largely doesn’t happen much now a days.
Two Is that they stifle innovation and better products by locking off features or ideas to people who own the patents, which inevitably pools into a few large companies. I want the market to be who makes the best product, not who owns the best patents.
I can see some of the arguments in favor of them, but I think there is already plenty of incentive to innovate without having the ability to claim ownership of the idea.
That’s not even getting into to the ridiculousness of things like gene patents, where sections of the human genome were blocked off from being researched until a fucking supreme court case was needed to rule that they were invalid.
Or oil companies buying them up and just sitting on them to prevent renewable energy from competing.
Maybe if they lasted for something like 2-5 years I would be more forgiving of them but the current 17-20 years makes the problems with them really shine. That and the problems with the legal system.
(As for the rest of it I agree and don’t really have anything to add)