We all curse the patent office for granting patents on things which we find obvious, but they don't always mess up.
The courts have denied Smucker's a patent on what appear to be little uncooked peanut belly and jelly raviolli analogues.
I love the almost aggrieved tone of the Smucker's rep:
"A spokeswoman from Smucker couldn't immediately be reached for comment Friday. In a statement released earlier, the company said it had purchased "a unique idea for making an everyday item more convenient" and made a significant investment in a "unique manufacturing process" for making the product."
Right...because PB&J has always been a problem in daily life. She did not add 'and I want a pony.' Link