Archive: May, 2007

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May2007
Earlier this week I authored a post that takes a look at the patents of Dave Pelz, Phil Mickelson’s short-game coach. It got me thinking… is Butch Harmon, Phil’s other coach, listed as an inventor on any patents? Well, the answer is no… but in the process of researching the ... Read More

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May2007
On May 11th GPS Industries and Optimal IP Holdings filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 10 defendants (3:07CV0831-K, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division). The list of defendants reads like a Who’s Who of the golfing GPS world. The defendants include... The lawsuit centers around USPN 5364093 titled “Golf Distance ... Read More

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May2007
Last week an interesting patent issued to Callaway; namely USPN 7,214,143 titled “Golf Club Head with a Face Insert.” The patent is directed to a multi-layer face insert having a nickel-iron layer and a layer of titanium, titanium alloy, steel alloy, magnesium, magnesium alloy, aluminum, or aluminum alloy. In one ... Read More

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May2007
Today’s drivers sound a lot different than clubs of ten years ago. The changes are largely associated with the changes in the materials used in the construction of drivers. Now days virtually every driver incorporates titanium alloys, and many incorporate composite materials. With regard to the sound of impact, manufacturers ... Read More

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May2007
After watching the Players Championship this weekend there is little doubt that Michelson has one of the best short-games in the past twenty years. Perhaps there is something to Dave Pelz’s instruction. Ever wonder if he has patented any golf instruction aides? It turns out that Dave Pelz is a ... Read More

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May2007
This week an interesting golf tee design patent issued. As far as golf tees go, design patents are few and far between. This is why USPN D542,366 titled “Golf Tee” deserves a look. The following figure shows it all...

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May2007
I am not familiar with the Eing Nan Rubber Company of Taiwan, but this week they were the recipient of an interesting golf grip patent. USPN 7214141 titled “Air Cushion Type Sleeve of a Handle of a Golf Club” is directed to a golf grip with an underlisting formed with ... Read More

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May2007
An interesting patent application published this week as US Pub. No. 20070105645 titled “Golf Clubs.” The application is directed to an interesting feature of an iron's leading edge such that “the resistance of the head to passage through sand is reduced.” Just check out the following figure... This club looks ... Read More

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May2007
Most golfers would never guess that their golf shoes’ soft spikes are probably patented. This week a nice example of a golf spike patent application published as US Pub. No. 20070101618 titled “Cleat for Athletic Shoe.” The application describes the invention as: "A golf cleat and system includes cleats having ... Read More

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May2007
Sometimes patent attorney’s can become jaded (hard to believe, I know). For instance, the first thing I said to myself when I saw the patent application that published yesterday as US Pub. No. 20070102082 titled “Golf Club Cover” was… “how many of these novelty head covers must the inventor sell ... Read More