Thursday, October 20, 2005

Silly patent

A cereal bar (who knew?) chain has threatened a lawsuit against against another cereal restaurant based on apparent patent rights to pouring milk into cereal. From

Cereality has patents pending to give them an exclusive right to six business methods, including "displaying and mixing competitively branded food products" and adding "a third portion of liquid." If these patents are approved by the U.S. Patent Office, Cereality would have a complete monopoly on cereal bar business--just for being the first to put together the legalese necessary to describe mixing breakfast cereal.

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