Can you patent the way you serve cereal? I think my views are nicely summed up by this statement from the article.
"You need incentives for people to innovate in technology," says Jason Schultz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Patent Busting project. "You've never needed that in businesses because if a business is successful you make money. It's its own incentive."
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, Land of Litigation. I think my next business will fully embrace the American culture. It is a class I'll call Entrepreneurship 101: How To Obtain Ridiculous Patents and Sue Your Way to Success!
Someday I will tell my grandkids about "the old days," when business success was actually correlated with business acumen.