Archive: March, 2007

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Mar2007
As you probably know from my prior regarding shaft technology, I am overwhelmed by the lack of patenting activity directed to golf club shaft technology. Well, finally an interesting shaft patent application published this week! Fujikura Rubber had a shaft patent application publish this week as US Publication No. 20070072697 ... Read More

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Mar2007
To follow up on a recent post regarding golf CLUB trademark filings, this post regarding golf BALL trademark applications is in order. As expected, Callaway leads the pack, followed by Bridgestone, Taylor Made, Nike, and Acushnet. What is your favorite golf ball product name? My top 5 include Rebel, Tetra, ... Read More

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Mar2007
As you may have noticed, "Test Your Knowledge” has become a recurring feature of Golf-Patents.com. In the past your knowledge of iron club head design and putter design has been tested. Now let’s see how good are you at identifying a particular brand of driver when all the manufacturer's trademarks ... Read More

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Mar2007
Readers of this blog may have realized that I love snooping around to see what golf club manufacturers are up to regarding intellectual property protection. In a prior post I discuss monitoring federal trademark applications to provide insight into what your competitors may be planning in terms of new products. ... Read More

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Mar2007
A prior post addressed the number of golf ball related patents that issued in 2006 for the giants. Now, let’s look at the number of patent applications that published in 2006 for the same companies. Bridgestone leads the pack. This shows that Bridgestone and Callaway are hot on the heels ... Read More

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Mar2007
A prior post addressed the number of golf club related patents that issued in 2006 for the giants. Now, let’s look at the number of patent applications that published in 2006 for the same companies. Callaway remains the clear leader but surprisingly Taylor Made almost dropped off the map after ... Read More

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Mar2007
Once again, the numbers don't lie. Acushnet clearly dominates the field, followed by Bridgestone, Callaway, and a distant Wilson and Taylor Made. Nike rounds out the field with a big fat zero.

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Mar2007
The numbers tell the story. Callaway leads the pack followed by Nike, Karsten, Acushnet, and Taylor Made ...

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Mar2007
Karsten Manufacturing (makers of the PING brand) had a good week at the US Patent and Trademark Office. They had two unique golf club head utility patents issue. First, USPN titled “Golf Club Head with a Variably Dampened Face” issued directed to a club head in which the striking face ... Read More

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Mar2007
As you may recall from a prior post, I created the “Fascinating IP of the Week” category to bring those oddly unique golf patents and published applications to the masses. You know the type… the ones that make you wonder whether the inventor is crazy or a genius. On March ... Read More