An adage from the business world states, â€œGreat ideas are a dime a dozen but people who follow through on those ideas and actually make them work are priceless.â€ A patent is defined as â€œa grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time.â€ Now envision a company who does nothing but buy patents in order to find and sue people who are infringing on them. It doesnâ€™t feel right, does it? The original intent of patents is compromised when the idea can be sold to someone else because the buyer is not the creator, but theyâ€™re still given full protection. Why should they have the right to an idea, especially when itâ€™s worthless until executed? Patents are being used as weapons rather than a protection for the original inventor. This undermines creativity because people fear litigation even if they thought of the idea on their own. Everyone has ideas, but only a select few act on them, and those few deserve the protection that patents were created to provide, not those who buy them up in hopes to make a buck.