Archive: April, 2007

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Apr2007
Five patents directed to golf ball technology issued on April 10, 2007. They include some fascinating reading regarding dimple geometry, layout, and aerodynamics. The patents include: ... The 7,201,670 patent is particularly interesting. It is directed to a uniquely shaped solid core, seen below, that produces high ball resilience and ... Read More

13

Apr2007
I just came across a fascinating patent directed to a forged perimeter weighted iron with a weighting means filling the recess in the back of the iron. The weighting means fills the recess and is substantially flush with the back face of the club. The weighting means is really unique. ... Read More

13

Apr2007
Today Chris Henry, of the EagleParBirdie blog, has posted a great audio interview on the topic of The Golf Patent Game. The interview is so insightful that it had me on the edge of my seat. It might be his best interview yet. I simply could not get enough. OK, ... Read More

12

Apr2007
As you may know, the claims of a patent are the most important part of a patent. It is the claims that spell out what the invention is and what the patent legally covers. In fact, the claims are so important that when a patent lawyer drafts a patent application ... Read More

11

Apr2007
For the second straight week FootJoy was granted three golf shoe design patents, including one directed to the FootJoy ReelFit lacing system. This week’s FootJoy patents include USPN D540,012 titled “Golf Shoe Outsole,” USPN D540,020 titled “Golf Shoe Upper,” and USPN D540,026 titled “Golf Shoe Saddle.” ... I suspect that ... Read More

10

Apr2007
As a recent discussed, Taylor Made recently received a utility patent directed to their r7 driver adjustable weighting system. I started to wonder how long the concept of adjustable weighting has been around, which led me to USPN 1,091,231 titled “Golf Club” and issued on March 24, 1914, and USPN ... Read More

09

Apr2007
As a prior explains, very few intellectual property litigation cases actually make it all the way through trial. Majority are either settled by the parties or dismissed by the court for one reason or another. However, when a case does make it to trial the stakes can be huge. Check ... Read More

08

Apr2007
Chris Henry, of the EagleParBirdie blog has posted 2 great audio interviews (April 5th and 6th) with the former USGA technical director Frank Thomas. Frank weighs in on topics ranging from recent USGA groove rule changes to an interesting history of the "spring" effect associated with driver faces. Frank is ... Read More

06

Apr2007
Congratulations are in order… Cleveland Golf gets its first mention on the Golf-Patents blog. This week Cleveland Golf’s application number 11/606022 published as US Publication No. 2007/0078030 titled “Iron-Type Golf Club Head With Sole Having Stable Static Address Position.” The invention is described as an iron-type golf club head having ... Read More

06

Apr2007
Callaway Golf had an application publish this week directed to a sweet sounding golf club head. The application titled “Multiple Material Golf Club Head” published as US publication number 2007/0078029. The application is directed to a club head that produces a pitch ranging from 3500 Hertz to 4500 Hertz when ... Read More