Archive: December, 2007

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Dec2007
Until recently golf shoes were not considered high-tech, but that is rapidly changing. For instance, on Christmas day Acushnet was granted a fascinating golf shoe patent that may give us a look at the future of golf shoes. Can you imagine a shoe that automatically knows when you are walking ... Read More

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Dec2007
This is the first Golf-Patents post directed to a golf ball retriever! Pretty exciting? Not really; but it is mildly interesting. The patent is USPN 7311345 titled “Golf Ball Retriever” and describes the invention as...(description)... I bet you never thought about posterior and anterior fingers as you fished a ball out of ... Read More

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Dec2007
Interesting golf glove patents are few and far between. In fact, there have only been a handful of posts related to golf gloves in the past year (here, here, here, and here). Today an interesting design patent issued on a single finger golf glove… a what? That’s ... Read More

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Dec2007
Last month I reported on Callaway taking on the clones (click here to review); this week Nike filed a lawsuit taking on the clones (Illinois Northern District Court; 07-c-7108). On December 18th Nike sued King Sports, Inc. dba Turbo Power Golf, Hung Ying Chang, Krookedstix, Inc., ... Read More

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Dec2007
Are you familiar with the Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite Nevada? I had the pleasure of playing Wolf Creek a few years ago and it truly is an amazing course. That said, on Tuesday the owners of Wolf Creek filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the owners and ... Read More

20

Dec2007
The Court has ruled on GPS Industries’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction … DENIED! (Click HERE to read the Order)...... I gave GPS Industries a 25% chance (at best) of success on the preliminary injunction and stated that I would purchase a handheld GPS unit from a licensee of GPS ... Read More

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Dec2007
In the past I have commented on my surprise at the lack of patents directed to golf bags. This is particularly true for design patents; which are a perfect way to protect unique ornamental design features of golf bags. Well, yesterday two interesting design patents issued that are related ... Read More

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Dec2007
Recently, The Grip Master Co. Pty Ltd. of Australia filed a lawsuit against TheGripMasterUSA of Texas alleging willful patent and trademark infringement (in addition to an allegation of fraud on the USPTO). Click HERE to review the actual Complaint. The patent at the center of the dispute is ... Read More

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Dec2007
I have been following the golf club patent battle between Callaway and TalyorMade since it was filed back in August. Check out these previous posts for a little background ( post 1, post 2, post 3). Well, apparently it is now officially over; which can only be good ... Read More

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Dec2007
After 7 days of trial the verdict is in and the jury has ruled that 8 out of 9 of Callaway’s patent claims are valid! Acushnet already stipulated that it did infringe the claims of the patents; therefore the issue for the jury was whether or not the claims are valid. ... Read More