Original Ideas In Information Technology

It's really a troubling arena in which all information technology companies must play today, both large and small.

It's almost as if there is no way to manufacture something without stepping on someone else's toes in the process. Are there no more original ideas? Does it require legal counsel to even get your foot in the door?

I recall a quote from Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) on the 1980's T.V. sitcom Growing Pains as he told the history of the world to his younger sister Mallory. Relaying what he considered fact, that "All the original ideas were used up by the late 16th century". That quote has stuck with me for some time, and though humorous, does lead you to ponder more about what constitutes an original idea, than probably what the writers had ever intended.