Archive: November, 2007

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Nov2007
As you may recall from a prior post, Callaway sued Acushnet for golf ball patent infringement back in February of 2006. The suit (1:06-cv-00091-SLR) alleges that Acushnet infringed 4 patents and has roots that extend all the way back to a previously settled 1996 lawsuit between Spalding and Acushnet. A ... Read More

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Nov2007
As you may recall from a prior post, and the subsequent update, in early August Callaway filed two patent infringement lawsuits against TaylorMade.... (history).... On October 31st the Court reported that TaylorMade and Callaway participated in an Early Neutral Evaluation Conference and that there is hope that a full settlement ... Read More

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Nov2007
“Club head adjustability” does not receive quite as much marketing hype as “MOI,” but it sure gets a lot of attention. This week a patent application published that is directed to an interesting adjustable driver design (US Pub. No. 20070265108). Check out these drawings from the application........ I would like ... Read More

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Nov2007
As if the agents and managers of celebrity athletes don’t have enough to do… an understanding of the trademark application and monitoring processes is essential (and not just in the US). So, what inspired this post? Recently a trademark application for the mark TIGER WOODS was filed in the US ... Read More

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Nov2007
Golf Magazine ranked the 50 biggest cities in terms of the “best place to live the golf life.” The rankings were based upon seven factors; weather, affordability, quality of courses, accessibility, number of courses designed by esteemed architects, availability, and crowdedness. Click here to read about golf in my town. ... Read More

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Nov2007
Tired of always having to fish around in your pockets to retrieve your golf tees? If so, this shirt may be just what you need...(figure)... Click here to check out USPN D554828 titled “Golf Shirt.” I couldn't make this stuff up!

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Nov2007
The Golf-Patents blog loves to test your knowledge of iron club head designs (just click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here to brush-up). Today’s test borders on the impossible (unless you work for the company). The figure below comes from a golf club design patent that ... Read More

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Nov2007
Regular readers of the Golf-Patents blog know all about the patent litigation in the golf GPS industry. Well, add another lawsuit to the mix. On November 1st ProLink sued GPS Industries (click here to view the Complaint). The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment that USPN 5685786 is invalid and not ... Read More

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Nov2007
Update on the SkyCaddie injunction issue... As you may recall, GPS Industries singled out SkyHawke (maker of SkyCaddie) and filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in an attempt to stop sales of the SkyCaddie devices. In response, SkyHawke filed a pretty compelling response to the preliminary injunction motion. This week ... Read More

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Nov2007
You may recall my prior post regarding IntelliGolf being accused of infringing a “Handheld Golf Reporting and Statistical Analysis Apparatus and Method” patent… well, an interesting twist in the case has occurred...