Archive: September, 2007

07

Sep2007
As you may recall from a prior post, in early August Callaway filed two patent infringement lawsuits against TaylorMade. Callaway filed one patent infringement complaint in the “rocket docket” Eastern District of Texas alleging that TaylorMade has willfully infringed USPN 5704849 titled “Golf Club Head with Audible Vibration Attenuation.” While ... Read More

06

Sep2007
It is hard to believe that this club maker has not been previously mentioned in a post. In the past this particular manufacturer did not seem to be big on golf club design patents, however they may be turning over a new leaf… they have had 3 club head design ... Read More

05

Sep2007
The final episode began with 5 finalists… the Club Glider travel bag, the Club Caddie club stand, the ProPlay GPS portable swing video recorder and software, Z-Factor Perfect Putting Machine, and the HillShot Golf uneven lie practice platform. Last week I predicted that the winner would be either the ProPlay ... Read More

05

Sep2007
I was fortunate to be a guest on the Saturday September 1st episode of the Tee Time Radio program. CJ, Ryan, and I discussed some of the inventions from The Golf Channel’s “Fore Inventors Only” program. Needless to say, the Tee Time Radio interview was prior to last night’s "Fore ... Read More

04

Sep2007
A recent Golf-Patents.com post was picked up by a UK intellectual property blog, which got the attention of the hosts of the UK's “Pods and Blogs” radio show. Isn't the Internet amazing! The “Pods and Blogs” radio show is described as: The week's news as seen by bloggers, podcasters and ... Read More

04

Sep2007
Last week Golf-Patents features a post on loft adjustability, therefore I figured that this week a look at lie adjustability was in order. As with loft adjustability, the USPTO conveniently places all the patents directed to lie adjustability in a single class (473/248). I was surprised to find only 77 ... Read More

03

Sep2007
This week an interesting patent issued for a rather unusual golf product. The patent is USPN 7261639 titled “Golf Club Ring” and describes the invention as:... Perhaps these drawings illustrate the invention in a more understandable manner...

02

Sep2007
Yes! That is the answer to the question “did the club manufacturers predict the recently proposed USGA rule changes years in advance?” Well, at least Acushnet and Karsten (PING) did. (see this post for background information). Just this week another PING patent issued related to adjustability. The patent is USPN ... Read More