I have an idea for a new spin-off from the TV series CSI: patent cops. In this month’s Forbes magazine, Taeus International talks about how they go through computer hardware looking for patent infringement or prior art. Their name, Taeus, is really “Tear Apart Everything Under the Sun”.
If a cop show can get excited about DNA samples, hair analysis, and all sorts of mundane stuff like that, they can get excited about dissolving computer chips in acid, tracking down ancient hardware, and busting white-collar chumps making too much money.
Some of these patent cops can even have mini-tirades or crises of conscience about the current patent system. Lawerence Lessig could have a recurring role.
Go ahead Hollywood, steal this idea: I’m busy this week.