Category: Patent

Did you know you can patent your own DNA? Give me five minutes and I’ll prove it.

Patented Yoga

Bikram's basic assertion -- that the mere organization of millennia-old forms into a discrete system renders it patentable -- seems spurious, and risible if one thinks too hard about it. These are forms, after all, that have been taught by guru after guru after guru in their hidden caves and mountains and secret holy cities in India for literally thousands of years. Yet here comes Bikram swanning along in his Hummer

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The Patented PB & J

The lowly peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Who would ever have thought it could evolve (or mutate) into so many different forms -- from the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich (Elvis' favorite), to the peanut-butter-frosted jelly doughnut, to the Bukowski Tavern's famous Peanut Butter Burger (with onions)?

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