I agree. at some point there is Always competition.. Picture someone saying because it has a body and tires and an engine only one person can make one...It's not a cut-and-dried issue. People should receive a fair reward for the work they do - but no more than a fair reward.
A reasonable reward for innovation is fair, based on exclusive production rights, but if this runs on indefinitely at some point it will become an economic rent and then the only fair way to compete is on production costs/quality.
Imagine if the guy who first rubbed two sticks together had tried to patent fire...
We would all be driving this
the first car
or this Instead of your current Tesla since this is the FIRST electric car !!!!!!!!!