Contract Disputes and Watermelons

Contract Disputes and Watermelons

Something to Think About When You’re Chin Deep in a Slice of Watermelon It’s almost time for our annual 4th of July festivities. Aside from watching fireworks, one of the biggest Independence Day traditions is cookout/picnic complete with fresh watermelon. If you’re...
Potentially Lethal Legal Combinations in Contracts

Potentially Lethal Legal Combinations in Contracts

Another Reason for Fava Beans to Freak You Out The season for fava beans is now – from the spring to summer time. If you’re like me, when you hear the words “fava beans” you think of the iconic quote from Silence of the Lambs where Hannibal Lecter stares eerily...
CAN-SPAM and Canned Spam

CAN-SPAM and Canned Spam

Tasty Spam Versus Scary SPAM Recently I was watching a rerun of Bizarre Foods: Washington, D.C. with my family. On the show, host Andrew Zimmern, eats strange and wonderful foods from all over the world. In this particular episode, he stopped off at various food...
The Blame the Bean Defense Doesn’t Work

The Blame the Bean Defense Doesn’t Work

A seed is a seed is a seed. . .unless the seed has a lawyer After having indulged in all the heavy BBQ from spring cookouts and thinking of the looming hot weather approaching, I’m craving something light – a little sushi with edamame. If you’re not familiar...
Shhh – Don’t Tell Anyone. It’s a Trade Secret.

Shhh – Don’t Tell Anyone. It’s a Trade Secret.

You Probably Won’t Find Trade Secrets at an Estate Sale   Recently, Cliff Kluge, a Georgia antiques dealer, claimed to have found the secret recipe to Coca-Cola. He found the “secret formula” in an old box of papers from an estate sale of a Georgia chemist....
What Patents Have to Do with Chocolate Chips

What Patents Have to Do with Chocolate Chips

In Honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. . . In the 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield was in her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts when she made culinary history. One story goes that Ruth ran out of baker’s chocolate when she was making her chocolate cookies....

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