Hmmm.... THIS is innovation. It seems that Harlequin, a leader in certain genres of romance, is at the cutting edge of innovation, having found a way to patent a foundational element of romance: the kiss. Well... sort of. Check out their newest contribution to romance:
I've experienced some great kisses in my lifetime, but I have to admit that the thought never occurred to me to patent any of them. But then again, I never thought to patent those "pet" rocks my parents used to give me to play with in my backyard either.