Why do inventors get taken advantage of?
And by advantage, I don't mean simply in the business world.
Calling inventors, autistic savant lambs is an extreme exaggeration of course. Most are not Rain Man. Instead some may have a slight tint of introversion, preferring to deal with things as opposed to people.
There are however, many a ruthless business people all too eager to take advantage of the lack or lessening of people skills among the inventor class. That constitutes taking advantage at level one of Dante's underworld.
Way way lower, deeper in the bowls of Dante's realm, reside those who are supposed to be acting in loco parentis, to protect the legal rights of the inventor class. These include the courts, the Patent Office and the IP centric academia.
We are talking about those who, instead of protecting, take gleeful joy in dissecting and destroying the vulnerable inventor class.
Food for thought (so to speak) ... still under consideration and construction