For centuries people have enjoyed sandwiches, and many businesses have made them without the "critical" protection of patents to ensure a short-term monopoly.
Indeed, here in the United States, Domino's Pizza is making a furious push to up-end Subway's sandwich dominance.
Have they forgotten that McDonald's filed for a patent on sandwich-making two years ago? The U.K.'s Guardian covered this momentous patent two years ago, but it apparently hasn't struck fear into these would-be sandwich maestros.
Of course, McDonald's was not simply trying to patent the sandwich. It was trying … Read more