By: Bethany Richardson
At the suggestion from a friend, I listened to an NPR segment on patenting technology to create new cuts of meat. Eugene Gagliardi, the inventor of Steak-Umm, as well as his lawyer, are interviewed. While this segment is on the longer side, it is a very interesting story on intellectual property in the food science world. The broadcast discusses the products themselves, but also serves as an education on what patents are and offers up a debate on whether or not these ideas really are worth patenting.
Give it a listen and let us know what you think! Are innovations that seem so simple truly worthy of intellectual property rights?
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