That's true almost everywhere in Capitalism.
I'm always amused when a corporation get's on it's intellectual property high-horse to try and claim some kind of moral superiority.
That's like a greedy sociopath who uses and abuses people suing someone for besmirching their good name.
"The little people I step on must respect my rights."
1. File patents for obvious ideas involving computers
2. Wait for someone else to implement the ideas and make money
3. Sue them
(The lack of the ??? step is the truly sad part there.)