Science fiction heroes who tried to abuse patent law

If you're smart, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about visiting other universes or traveling through time is "file a ton of patents." After all, just because someone else invented something, doesn't mean you can't patent it, if you get there first. Reverse-engineering is still a kind of engineering,… » 2/10/11 3:39pm 2/10/11 3:39pm