An interesting golf patent infringement lawsuit was filed back in February and flew under my radar screen until now. The lawsuit (6:07-cv-00065) was filed by L&H Concepts LLC in the Eastern District of Texas against the owners / operators of IntelliGolf. So, you may ask “who is L&H Concepts?” L&H is ...
October 30, 2007
The Golf-Patents blog has tested your knowledge of iron club head design in the past (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Today, let’s see if you can identify a hybrid iron set. The figures below come from five US golf club design patents that issued today to ...
October 29, 2007
In light of the recent golf ball patent infringement settlement between Bridgestone and Acushnet, and in light of my recent post regarding ProV1 patents, I thought a look at the patents directed to Bridgestone’s top-of-the-line golf ball was in order. Do you think there are more patents listed on a ...
October 26, 2007
Have you ever looked closely at the box sleeve containing Titleist Pro V1 golf balls? Even further, have you ever bothered to check out the tiny writing on the tongue of the sleeve when you open it? I am sure that most people never have… but if you did, can ...
The Golf-Patents blog has tested your knowledge of iron club head design in the past (here, here, here,here, here, here, and here). Today, let’s see if you can identify another set of irons. For frequent readers of this blog, I rate the level of difficulty of this one as easy. ...
October 24, 2007
Have you ever thought… “boy, I wish my grooves were narrow in the center of my club face and wider at the heel and toe?” Don’t worry… neither have I (which explains why we are not the ones designing golf clubs). Fortunately, the engineers over at TaylorMade have been studying the ...
A Salute to Aerodynamic Genius in the Golf Industry; Part 2 – Fins… They Work on Airplanes and Boats… Why Not Golf Club Heads?
October 22, 2007
Ask most golfers about aerodynamics and they will immediately start spouting off buzz words pertaining to golf balls… dimples, drag, lift, etc… Well, have you ever thought about the aerodynamics of your golf clubs? Fortunately there have been many inventors over the years that have been fixated on the aerodynamics of ...
The law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski has published the 2007 edition of "Litigation Trends Survey Findings." There were 253 U.S. corporate counsel and 50 U.K. corporate counsel that participated in this year's survey. The survey contains some interesting intellectual property information. The respondents to the survey indicated that patent ...
October 17, 2007
Club fitting is all the rage, so it is interesting to see what a major club manufacturer may have in store for the future. Callaway had an interesting patent issue this week that may provide us with a glimpse into what they view as the future of club fitting. The ...
If you don’t recognize this driver then it is time to regroup and get your priorities in order! These drawings come from a driver design patent that issued today on a very popular driver. Do you recognize the club?...(figures)... You can click here for the answer, and click here to ...