The Vegas Strip Steak

In the October issue of the American Bar Association Journal, an article featuring a new cut of meat termed the “Vegas Strip Steak” was featured when it came to light that the “inventors” of this new cut filed for patent in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Earlier this year, an Oklahoma State University meat specialist discovered a new pattern of knife strokes to yield a 14 oz. cut of beef, being described as similar to a New York Strip Steak, that comes from the part of cow typically reserved for hamburger.

The filing for patent has generated much discussion as the actual “hunk of meat cannot be patented because it is a product of nature”. ¬†However, “the process of extracting the steak from the beef carcass could be patented if it were deemed to be novel and nonobvious,” says Santa Clara University law professor Tyler Ochoa.

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