Great Inventors and their just rewards
We have a long history of great inventors, all with happy endings, like Alexander Flemings' discovery of penicillin - oh wait, that was stolen from him by an american corporation.
John Logie Baird was compenmsated for his invention of the (mechanical) TV and... oh no. Died penniless in ill health.
when Frank Whittle invented the jet engine he er, had his prototypes taken off him, his project closed down, and the brittish government gave the entire kit and kaboodle to the Americans with no explination.
Crossing the pond, we have Philo Fanrsworth, credited with the entirely elctronic television, who's rewards included er, dying penniless from alchoholism (brought on by depression, in no small part from having his inventions stolen).
Elisha Gray - the man who actually won the race to develop the telephone, had his ideas stolen by Alexander Bell IN THE PATENT OFFICE. Bell bribed the clerk (with money from his big corporation sponsors).
In fact, it seems you need to go back about 150 years to see the de facto standard of the inventor being screwed change to that of prosperity resulting from their inventions.
It makes you wonder what's changed in the last 150 years...