I did not realize that. No need to be a complete dick about it.
Sorry, I was trying to be nice. As I said, it was in my earlier post.
It's yet another design flaw in our patent system.. patents are a type of intellectual property, and patent rights are usually analogized to property rights. If I own have the deed for my house free and clear, it means I have complete control over my house (notwithstanding laws)... not just that I can keep other people off, but I have positive control over it as well. You're saying patents are negative only. That totally runs counter to the common understanding of it.
Nope, and with all due respect, you may misunderstand your property rights over your house. Your deed gives you the right to exclude others from your land - same as a patent allows one to exclude others from their invention. Your deed, however, does not give you the right to, say, operate a business in a residential zone; or build a tower beyond height limits; or freely tap into water lines running under the property; or practice nude sunbathing on your front lawn; or start a sweatshop, etc., etc.
Specifically, property rights in real estate are frequently discussed as a bundle of rights, with the right to exclude others being prime. There's also a right to quiet enjoyment and right of control that come in with real property, but that's a result of the fact that real property is physical... someone cannot be on the same land without intruding on your land... By contrast, with intellectual property, one can freely occupy the same idea without intruding on your right to enjoy your idea. Like, if you have a house and I park my car on your lawn, you can't enjoy your lawn. If you have an idea for something and I too think of that idea, I'm not diminishing your enjoyment of it except through your loss of exclusivity, unlike real property. Accordingly, the only real right that attaches in intellectual property is the exclusive right.