CUSTOMER: I don’t understand how it’s even possible to patent an emotion.
ALEX: It was inevitable. intellectual property is so prevalent in the legal system that there’s really nothing left to explore in that direction. Every company has their own IP, and they have legions of lawyers to help patent and enforce it. Quite frankly the current Legal Property landscape is growing stagnant — Emotional Property Law is a new vibrant field with unlimited potential.
CUSTOMER: Emotional Property Law? Come on.
ALEX: Why not? If you can legally patent and enforce your claim on the specific implementation of an idea, why can’t you legally patent and enforce your claim on the specific implementation of an emotion?
CUSTOMER: Because people have emotions!
ALEX: People also have ideas. Which if someone else has already patented those ideas, they cannot legally use.
CUSTOMER: I think I’m going to be offended.
ALEX: I don’t recommend it. We charge hourly rates for that one.