Archive: April, 2007

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Apr2007
USPN 4508349 titled “Golf Club” discloses a golf club with a unique striking face. In fact the striking face has what the patent refers to as an “accentuated roll.” I would consider that an understatement. Check out the following drawing of the club. Would you play it?

30

Apr2007
I recently stumbled across USPN 4471961 titled “Golf Club with Bulge Radius and Increased Moment of Inertia about an Inclined Axis.” The ‘961 invention is described as:...If you love golf club technology then you will find the ‘961 patent a fascinating read (as I did). The patent left me thinking ... Read More

29

Apr2007
A fellow blogger over at the Trademark Branding Cap site has a funny post that is a must read for anyone considering filing a trademark application on their own. It is common for self-filers to end up spending more for the assistance of an attorney to try to straighten out ... Read More

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Apr2007
All remotely serious golfers know how important a golfer's grasp on the club grip is to producing consistent shots. Therefore, as one would expect, there have been a lot of inventions over the years attempting to aid golfers in gripping the club properly (just one example was previously discussed here). ... Read More

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Apr2007
Now days virtually every golf club and golf ball is covered by at least one patent. So why is it that very rarely do you see a patent number on a club head or on the golf ball packaging? In the old days clubs wore patent numbers on their soles ... Read More

26

Apr2007
In the past several decades the value of the average business has shifted from being composed of roughly 80% hard assets (building, machines, inventory), often called tangible assets, to now roughly 80% intangible assets (intellectual property)! This is a major shift. Just look at Google's purchase of YouTube for $1.65 ... Read More

26

Apr2007
If being sued is no fun, then being sued for patent infringement can only be described as pure torture. Not only is it very expensive to defend yourself in a patent infringement lawsuit, but it places a huge burden on a company’s key people, thereby distracting them from developing innovative ... Read More

25

Apr2007
Yesterday USPN 7207894 titled “Golf Club Gripping Aid and Method of Use Thereof” issued to inventor Marmon Pine. The patent describes the invention as a golf grip, device, and method to hold a golf club shaft in a manner to avoid pinching the golf club shaft between the fingers and ... Read More

25

Apr2007
Patents directed to wedges do not come along every day. Even more elusive is a utility patent (rather than design patent) directed to a wedge. Still further, a wedge utility patent that the average golfer can quickly associate with an actual product on the market is even more elusive. This ... Read More

24

Apr2007
Hybrids, iron-woods, rescue clubs, utility clubs,… whatever you call them, it seems as though their popularity is growing every year. The following figures come from a utility patent directed to a hybrid set. Can you identify the manufacturer? (scroll way down for the answer and photographs)...