It's like an immunity of a host against a parasite living within. A balance point. As long as there is a host, there will be a certain parasite adopted to it. Most parasites are not fatal to the host. What can we (host, patent-keeping society) do? Live with it but with up-to-date adjusted immunity, an on-going battle for ever.
We are entering a era of spontaneous reasoning mechanism by internet related technologies. It means that when somebody uses some news sources or original data point (time-tagged) for their-own news, article, paper or any new writings, the link should be automatically 'mapped up" without too much "at-the-moment" writer be aware of. In such way, everybody can have a "fair say" even including the dead.
We can ask the same question but at higher and broader level: What is the limiting factors to innovations of a nation in the modern world? It is about an inherited identity of a nation and a dynamic changing one at same time. Then, the solution is being made according to definitions with nature of this dynamism, which is associated with other nations on the globe clearer and clearer everyday. Those same words (profound ones)that were used not too long ago, are re-defined in real time in its detailed contents, such as "government", "law", "equality", "social injustice", so on and so forth. Because of this fast changing nature in terms of realities and methodologies of modern society worldwide, the grand picture of any social phenomenon such as "social upheaval" vs "innovations" of a nation like America must be constantly fit into the global frame as a newly established habit of any nation including America. In doing so, we shall be feeling confident going forward in real time for the solutions made to the problems as a whole. In this case, it is about adjusting innovations in terms of scales and scopes that should be controlled to the points of weighed global strategic consensus collected fully and in real time.