Archive: November, 2007

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Nov2007
Have you seen a BirdieBall practice golf ball? You would know if you have seen one because they have a very distinctive look. Some people refer to them as the “napkin holder” practice balls. This week a US patent was granted directed to the BirdieBall. The patent is USPN 7300357 ... Read More

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Nov2007
The Golf-Patents blog has tested your knowledge of iron club head design in the past (here, here, here, 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 ... Read More

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Nov2007
Ever heard of basalt fiber? I had not until a Nike patent application published on Thanksgiving. The application published as US Publication No. 20070270237 titled “Golf Clubs Prepared with Basalt Fiber.” So, what is basalt fiber? According to the application, basalt is a hard, dense, dark volcanic rock composed chiefly ... Read More

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Nov2007
The fact that Callaway Golf has filed several patent applications directed to liquid filled golf balls makes me think that this may be a concept that we actually see on the course in the future. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason, but this concept intrigues me! (see ... Read More

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Nov2007
Recently I have authored several posts about the Callaway v. Acushnet golf ball battle. For example, prior posts looked at the jury selection process, the proposed jury instructions, and the proposed verdict form. The case was progressing nicely toward trial, but a recent action by the USPTO has the potential of ... Read More

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Nov2007
Yesterday I posted about the proposed Callaway v Acushnet jury instructions, and the day before I posted about the jury selection process. Now, let’s take a look at the proposed verdict form. Click HERE to review the jointly proposed verdict form. It actually provides a nice technical breakdown of the ... Read More

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Nov2007
Yesterday I posted about the jury selection process for the major golf ball patent infringement lawsuit between Callaway and Acushnet. Now, assuming that you managed to hide your bias toward one company or the other and you made it onto the jury… now you have to listen to over 150 ... Read More

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Nov2007
For the non-attorney readers… the term “voir dire” refers to the jury selection process of questioning prospective jurors. I am sure that you have seen movies or TV shows where the attorney is weeding out potential jurors by asking them questions regarding their prior relationships, family members, potential biases, etc.. Traditionally ... Read More

22

Nov2007
OK, that title may be a little misleading… but if you do want to get rid of those wedges you can send them to me. Nonetheless, a very unique wedge was issued a patent this week. Words don’t do this design justice… check out these figures from the patent....(figures).... How would ... Read More

21

Nov2007
OK golfers, how well do you know your drivers? These drawings come from a driver design patent that issued yesterday on a very popular driver. Do you recognize this club?