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'Top Chef' sued for online recipes

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Bravo is being sued for posting Top Chef recipes on their website. But it’s not the recipes, per se, that is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in an East Texas federal court against the cable network. Instead, DietGoal Innovations believes that the way the recipes are presented online violates their technology patent, a “Method and System for Computerized Visual Behavior Analysis, Training, and Planning.” The company claims that Bravo’s use of picture menus and online user interface on their Recipe Finder website infringes on their copyright and has cost them damages.

Bravo declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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