Re: Investigation Discovery...
He's not just trying to get attention - he's trying to monetize it (and/or stifle further work in the field, which is sort of monetization-equivalent for intelligence agencies.) Choice of UK venue means:
- First-to-file, not first-to-invent, so he doesn't need as much real documentation to show he was the real inventor
- Libel laws that make it easy to sue anyone who calls him an impostor - especially since it's really hard for a defendant to prove that Wright's not Satoshi, unless the defendant is the real Satoshi and is willing to come out of hiding, which is unlikely, while it's easy for Wright to prove that calling him an impostor is causing him real monetary damage by blocking "his" patents.
- It's not the US, so it's harder for someone like Nick Szabo to fight the patent by proving that the claims are equivalent to previously published work, or for a libel defendant to hire Nick, though Adam Back and a few other Bitcoin experts are UK-based.