A huge amount of the patents approved in the US boil down to "a system and methodology for doing something well known, but with a (computer|cell phone|tablet)". They're crap patents.
You're not innovating,
Yes, we are! We have increased efficiency! Used to be that one had to actually invent something useful, but we've found a way to go around all that, going directly from "something already done often, and by many" to "magic computer pixie dust, nyeh!" in one step.
And the vast majority of these patents are paid for by your asshole corporations with the full knowledge they're lousy patents to begin with.
It is the nature of capitalism to do the least possible to get the most profit. Reduce effort to zero and profit goes to infinity!
Fuck America and your deluded view about how awesome you are.
And yet, "Canada's Pants" runs the whole show.
You're a country which started off ignoring everyone else's patents and copyrights. So why the hell should the rest of the world give a shit about the stuff you do? Especially since you often just patent things other people have already invented.
Because we convinced you that we're too legit to quit. NOW who's the sucker?
Americunts go fuck yourself.
We do, regularly, and dry, too. Ever hear of Ferguson?