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The Recipe Copyright Title Bout of the 20th Century: Olney vs. Nelson vs. Beard

USA - November 15 2018 Richard Olney’s French Menu Cookbook (1970) and Simple French Food (1974) profoundly shaped American food trends in the 20th centurymostly behind the...


The Scientific-Sounding Bar to Patenting Food Compositions and Marketing Around Innate Rejection of Novel Foods

USA - August 28 2018 Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful composition of matter may potentially obtain a United States patent. When it comes to food...


On Oregon Black Truffles, Scent Marketing and Neuropsychological Food Cravings

USA - July 19 2018 Truffles mushrooms reside in a Holy Grail land of taste preference. They call to mind ancient French banquet meals and rural truffle hunters and their...


A Bourbon Pecan Pie Fest of Plant Patents, Copyright “Originality” and Soiled Chef Brands

USA - March 28 2018 Pecans are a microcosm of Americana. “As the Stuart Pecan Company would brag in 1893: ‘We Americans have rightfully a monopoly upon the nut.’”...


The Intellectual Property Allure of Truffle Mushrooms

USA - January 31 2018 White Alba truffles from the Piedmont region of Italyand black winter truffles from Périgord, Franceare a fount of gastronomic legends. A black...