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* Somewhat related: [http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2009/12/nicholas-cage-patent.html Film sued for showing use of a patented idea] ("Knowing" - a fiction, staring Nicholas Cage)
 
* Somewhat related: [http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2009/12/nicholas-cage-patent.html Film sued for showing use of a patented idea] ("Knowing" - a fiction, staring Nicholas Cage)
 
** Also reported on [http://techdirt.com/articles/20091202/1243097165.shtml techdirt], [http://www.thresq.com/2009/12/patent-movies-knowable-.html thresq], [http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/node/6376 cyberlaw]
 
** Also reported on [http://techdirt.com/articles/20091202/1243097165.shtml techdirt], [http://www.thresq.com/2009/12/patent-movies-knowable-.html thresq], [http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/node/6376 cyberlaw]
 
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* [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/software-literary-patents.html Software Patents and Literary Patents] by Richard Stallman
  
 
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Film, literature, and fashion are examples of innovative fields where ideas cannot be patented. (Another article descibes how software innovation also happens without patents.)

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Storylines

The complete lack of patents for storylines and the centuries of innovation in story writing provide proof that patents are not necessary for innovation or investment of effort.

However, the USPTO has agreed to review one such patent. (to check: See Ben D. Manevitz "What's the Story with Storyline Patents - An Argument Against the Allowance of Proposed Storyline Patents and for the Rejection of Currently Pending Storyline Patent Applications" (2006) 24 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 717.)

Fashion

Fashion is another example. Here are some articles that explore this topic:

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