Ladies and Gentlemen, there is a problem in the world, and it's our stupid patent system. Normally I just bitch and moan about these kinds of things and never do anything about it because it doesn't mess with my life at all, but now it's hit home. It's hit nachos.
For those of you not familiar with the BS legalese that this document is spouting, here is the handy summation of what this jerk wants to patent:
So in a nutshell, if you ever want to put any sort of sweet topping on some chips, you're out of luck. Say you wanted to caramel glaze some chips and throw on some apple chunks for a delicious desert at your nacho restaurant, well think again! Good luck trying to pull that off without forking over some cash.
There are a lot of stupid patents these days, so many so that there is now a huge push to stop patent trolls and stupid patents. Patenting food is just dumb. If you want to invent a propriety flavor or chip topping that's one thing, but flat out claiming that combining two foods is your sole idea, pure bullshit. A world in which nacho innovation isn't hindered by patent regulations isn't a world I want to live in.