A lot of popular films feature conflict about intellectual property as fuel for the main plotline. Because I can be a but of a geek and notice these things, I decided there needs to be a comprehensive list of these films…
Flash of Genius (2008): The quintessential big guy vs. little guy story about IP theft in the Detroit auto industry.
Iron Man 2 (2010): Everyone (the US government, Russian geniuses with grudges against Tony’s dad) are trying to find ways to replicate the Iron Man technology.
Jurassic Park (1993): Dennis Nedry’s attempt to steal the trade secrets used to develop dinosaur cloning results in the failure of the park’s security system.
The Social Network (2010): This whole film is a framed by the alleged intellectual property theft claim brought by the Winkelvoss twins against Mark Zuckerberg.