Archive: April, 2007

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Apr2007
I was honored to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Small Business Advocate® radio show this morning. Jim Blasingame and I discussed common intellectual property mistakes of small businesses. I have been a fan of Jim’s show for close to 10 years and highly recommend it. I encourage you ... Read More

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Apr2007
Yesterday a pending patent application published that caught my eye. It was US Publication No. 20070084528 titled “Low-Density High-Toughness Alloy and the Fabrication Method Thereof,” which is assigned to the National Chiao Tung University. The invention is described as a low-density high-toughness alloy that can be used in the manufacturing ... Read More

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Apr2007
Interesting golf grip patent applications do not come along everyday. This is why I am pleased to bring US Publication Nos. 20070082750 and 20070082748 to your attention. Both of the applications are assigned to Grip Surface Technologies and disclose the ability to give the grip a velvety feel via a ... Read More

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Apr2007
I know that your knowledge of iron club head design has been tested in the past, but this one is a softball. So, if you don’t correctly identify these irons then you should sell your clubs! The figure below comes from a US golf club iron head design patent that ... Read More

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Apr2007
Misappropriation of trade secrets, negligent misrepresentation, breach of confidentiality, breach of implied contract, and deceptive trade practices… All things that Nike Golf, Impact Golf Technologies, and famed golf club designer Tom Stites were accused of by Triple Tee Golf. Sounds like a great made for TV movie (well at least ... Read More

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Apr2007
This week a patent application published with a title that caught my interest, namely “Portable Case for Golf Ball Equipped with Heat Generating Device.” US Publication No. 20070082756 discloses a portable case for a golf ball equipped with a heat generating device, which can maintain elasticity of the golf ball ... Read More

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Apr2007
The “Test Your Knowledge” posts have quickly become among the most popular on the Golf-Patents.com blog. In the past your knowledge of iron club head design, putter design, and driver design has been tested. Now let’s revisit putter designs. How good are you at identifying a particular brand of putter ... Read More

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Apr2007
USPN 7,201,669 titled “Golf Club Head Having a Bridge Member and a Weight Positioning System” issued to Nike Golf on April 10, 2007. The patent is directed to a unique variation on the standard Nike SlingShot irons. The variation adds a weight that attaches to the SlingShot’s bar as seen ... Read More

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Apr2007
A golf cart with lightening protection; that is an invention that every golfer should want to see at the course (whether or not in the end the invention is patentable or not). This week an application titled “Lightning Protected Golf Cart” published as US Publication No. 20070075562. The abstract of ... Read More

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Apr2007
The IP grab of the week goes to the Fu Sheng (the largest golf club head manufacturer in the world). Fu Sheng’s patent application titled “Golf Club Head Having a High-Degree Elastically Deformable Structure” published on April 12, 2007 as US Publication No. 2007/0082751. The application is directed to a ... Read More