The French Chef Model Of Intellectual Property
For the week since Brad Feld published it, I’ve been trying to find something to enhance “Norms-based IP and French Chefs:”
Norms-based IP systems are an alternative (or a complement) to legal based IP systems. The Case of French Chefs is a superb example of how this works. If you care a lot about IP protection – especially if you think our current system has issues – this paper is definitely worth reading and pondering.
The picture is of course, “Beets and Leeks,” the preparation in which Thomas Keller introduced butter-poached lobster. Interestingly, that preparation is now widely copied, and Keller has gone on to a version of Beets and Leeks in which the lobster is prepared sous-vide.
The picture is from “Fine dining with Tom, anne and David in Napa, California.”