Archive: June, 2007

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Jun2007
Over at the Technology and Marketing Law Blog there is an excellent post regarding a lawsuit filed by Vulcan Golf LLC against Google. Eric Goldman does a great job explaining the lawsuit, so I won't attempt to summarize it myself... It looks like Vulcan Golf is not afraid of a ... Read More

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Jun2007
When I think of a keel it always involves the fin on the bottom of sailboat. Critical to stability, yet easy to run aground in shallow water. Therefore I was a little surprised to stumble across a patent titled “Metal Shell Golf Club Head With Keel.” Check out these figures!... ... Read More

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Jun2007
The infamous foot wedge. Accuracy has always been a problem. The ball is too small to hit it off the laces and the shoe tip is just too rounded to catch one square. One inventor feels he has the solution. Check out USPN 5472200 titled “Golf Ball Kicking Device.” I ... Read More

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Jun2007
Patent Attorney: Of course not! Protect it all. Golf Equipment Manufacturer: We spend $__ millions in R and D every year, we must protect our intellectual property or we would just be giving it to the competition. Plus, all of our competitors are trying to protect everything! Golfer: I wish the equipment ... Read More

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Jun2007
Recently a very interesting grip patent application published as US Pub. No. 20070123365 titled “Golf Club Grip.” The application describes the invention as:... So what does that mean? Well, the figures do a good job of illustrating the concept (despite the fact that they look like they were sketched on ... Read More

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Jun2007
If you can identify the manufacturer of this wedge then pat yourself on the back… you know your wedges. The figure below comes from a US wedge design patent that issued yesterday to a major producer of clubs. Can you identify the brand?

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Jun2007
The Golf-Patents blog has tested your knowledge of iron club head design in the past. Today, let’s see if you can identify another set of irons. This is a tougher test than usual. Good luck. The figure below comes from a US golf club iron head design patent that issued ... Read More

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Jun2007
A prior post discussed an interesting Callaway patent application regarding their liquid filled golf ball technology. This week Callaway was granted USPN 7232382 based on the previously discussed patent application. Check out these figures... Congratulations Callaway! One question... how much would these balls cost?

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Jun2007
Ever want to strap your bag to your bike and cruise to the course? If so then this invention may be for you. A patent application published last week as US Pub. No. 20070138223 with the title “Golf Bag for Motorcycles.” The figures tell the story... Interesting invention, but will ... Read More

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Jun2007
Do you understand why average golfers should not play the same equipment as the pros? Probably, but I know that a lot of average golfers do not. How many times have you seen a 20+ handicapper playing “pro” or “tour” forged irons while hitting the most expensive balls they can ... Read More