Examples of Foodie Patents

Design patent protection may be available for the ornamental design of food items such as this edible business card:

U.S. Patent No. D493,601 for business card made of edible material

 

Inventor/Chef Omaru Cantu of Chicago's Moto restaurant is known for his wild culinary creations, including floating dishes, laser-cooked bread and edible menus.  Chef Cantu was able to secure patent protection for his method of preparing substitute food items:

U.S. Patent No. 7,307,249 for system and method for preparing substitute food items

 

Utility patent protection may be available for novel methods to make food, such as this patent for making starch-based food items like pasta:

U.S. Patent No. 4,446,163 for process for manufacturing starch-based food product

 

Design patent protection may be available for the ornamental design of novelty food items such as this edible beverage container:

U.S. Patent No. D598,626 for Edible Beverage Container