Archive: May, 2007

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May2007
The number of patent litigation cases filed peaked in 2004 with just over 3000 cases. Filings have since dropped slightly in 2005 to approximately 2700, yet rebounded in 2006 to approximately 2800. If those number interest you… then aside from probably being an attorney or having been involved in a ... Read More

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May2007
A prior post illustrated a design patent on the sole features of a particularly recognizable square driver. This week a design patent issued on some identifiable crown features of that same driver. Can you identify the driver?... I suspect there will be many more design patents on this product line. ... Read More

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May2007
Last week PowerLine Golf LLC had an interesting patent application publish as US Pub. No. 20070117643 titled “Swing Plane Training Method.” One of the inventors appears to be a well respected professional golfer. Additionally, the PowerLine website is pretty informative and includes videos of the product in use. I encourage ... Read More

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May2007
Finally, all the golfers that have ever wished for a granite putter… your dream has come true. Last week an interesting putter patent application published as US Pub. No. 20070117644 titled “Golf Club.” The application describes the invention as a “golf club in which the golf club head comprises granite ... Read More

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May2007
This week an interesting training glove patent issued as USPN 7220188 titled “Golf Glove for Promoting Swing Accuracy.” The patent describes the invention as relating to an improved golf glove which promotes club swing accuracy by stabilizing the posture of a golfer's hand and wrist from address while providing flexibility ... Read More

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May2007
Most golf equipment buffs will know of Taylor Made’s Inverted Cone Technology. The skeptics have probably wondered whether it is all marketing hype or real technology. The inverted cone technology is a specific variation of face thickness covered by no less than three utility patent; USPN 6800038, USPN 6824475, and ... Read More

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May2007
This week an interesting putter design patent issued as USPN D543252. Check out the following figure from the patent. Think this putter has enough consumer appeal to make it to market?

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May2007
As a follow-up to my post on Dave Pelz, I felt a look at David Leadbetter was in order. If you are not familiar with David Leadbetter, he holds the #2 position on Golf Digest’s list of the greatest American teachers. Anyone that has built such a successful golf instruction ... Read More

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May2007
I have been keeping my eye on the NanoDynamics hollow metal core golf balls for some time now. The NDMX line of golf balls seem to be getting a lot of press because they are so unique (as they should be for $60 / dozen). NanoDynamics indicates that the hollow ... Read More

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May2007
Have you seen the Callaway Golf commercial featuring Roger Cleveland? Roger explains how he formerly owned a golf company (read between the lines… Cleveland Golf) but now works for Callaway (… and something about innovative designs). I thought it would be fun to see if he is listed as an ... Read More