Director Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D., was quoted in the article "Impossible Foods Tests a Tastes-Like-Meat Patent in Court," published by Bloomberg Law. From the article:
"Companies right now are working to come up with plant-based fish and other types of lab-grown meat. In Europe, the startup NovaMeat says it has developed a 3D printed steak. Large companies like Nestle and Unilever are also getting into the mix.
This activity is expected to lead to more patents, as companies seek to protect their innovations. Still, the market has been fragmented, with companies creating their own niche. Some attorneys said that could limit the number of infringement fights.
'Competitors have sort of their own narrowly focused IP,' said Gaby Longsworth, an attorney at Sterne, Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC in Washington. 'They may be stronger patents but you tend not to infringe because you can tweak some of the specific elements and get around those types of claims.'"