What does pizza have to do with the House Judiciary Committee?

From the making of the dough, to the plastic white thing in your pizza box, to the pizza box itself, patents play an important part in delivering you fresh and tasty pizza.

The House Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over patents through the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Over the years, the Committee has taken significant action to protect patent holders and ensure that America stays at the forefront of innovation.

In honor of #NationalPizzaDay, here’s a look at some actual patents that play an integral part in keeping America fueled on pizza.

Finally, for some more history, check out this article from The Atlantic highlighting 3 Big Advances in the Technology of the Pizza Box.

Happy National Pizza Day!