By Bryan K. Wheelock, Principal
July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day. Who decides such things? Apparently no one, or perhaps more accurately, anyone. For those needing outside validation, the people at the National Day Calendar are more than happy to endorse your declaration and put it on their calendar.
Assuming the bona fides of National Fried Chicken Day, a patent lawyer’s mind turns to Colonel Harland Sanders, who obtained two patents on his methods and apparatus for preparing fried chicken.
The first is U.S. Patent No. 3,156,177 on Food Preheating, Cooking and Warming Device: