Every now and then somebody else comes along who sees it pretty much the way I do:
Quickly the story moves on to debates regarding the legal issues of patents and intellectual property rights, both important topics, but science is relegated to a secondary consideration. Bizarrely, though Farnsworth won his first courtroom patent battle with RCA (though later losses drained his assets), the play depicts him as losing, obviously for dramatic effect. But the fact that such an artistic work, which seeks to bring Farnsworth to a wider audience, would engage in such blatant revision of history, casts doubts on the legitimacy of the entire venture.
Me, I just don’t get how “dramatic license” can ever go so far as to permit the reversal of fundamental facts of history. And like the man says, the willingness to do so casts doubt on the rest of the enterprise.