Archive: January, 2008

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Jan2008
I was honored to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Small Business Advocate® radio show this morning. Jim Blasingame and I discussed piracy, counterfeiting, and employer-employee intellectual property issues. I have been a fan of Jim’s show for close to 10 years and highly recommend it. I encourage you to ... Read More

16

Jan2008
The title of the post instructs you to read this week's Golfweek magazine very carefully for a very important reason... because if you don't, you will miss a short comment by me regarding patents and USGA club adjustability (page 78), as well as a reference to the Golf-Patents blog. ... Read More

16

Jan2008
Was it Cisco, Nokia, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, IBM, or Intel? Additionally, how many patents do you think this company was granted in 2007? (under 500, 501-1000, 1001-2000, 2001-3000, or more than 3000)..... (list) ..... Interestingly, U.S. companies only hold 7 of the top 25 spots in the list. Don't worry... I ... Read More

15

Jan2008
Would you strap yourself into this contraption to improve your game?

14

Jan2008
Which top 5 golfer is listed as an inventor on a golf club patent? (Woods, Mickelson, Stricker, Furyk, or Els) … and who owns the patent? (Nike, Callaway, Acushnet, Srixon, or PING)

13

Jan2008
Words don’t do this invention justice… you just have to check out these figures. The patent is USPN 6991556 titled “Golf Swing Training Hat.”...... Interesting. Think you could keep the ball on the tee throughout your swing?

12

Jan2008
Does the title “Method of Playing a Game with a Telescopic Putter Mounted to Headband” peak your interest? It should. The patent is USPN 6846244. Check out this figure from the patent.... I would love to know how many of these have been sold!

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Jan2008
Have you ever wondered if you should orient the hexagonal symmetry of your club’s alpha case crystals in a specific manner? Of course you have... I mean who hasn’t? What kind of golfer would you be if you couldn’t sketch out a hexagonal closely packed crystal structure (as seen below) ... Read More

10

Jan2008
As you may recall from this prior post, Callaway recently accused a handful of clone club makers of (1) infringing one UTILITY patent, (2) infringing three DESIGN patents, (3) infringing two trademarks, (4) trademark dilution, (5) breach of contract, (6) common law unfair competition, and (7) false advertising! One of ... Read More

08

Jan2008
One year ago today I posted my first real blog entry. Check it out here. What a year! Hopefully the Golf-Patents blog has provided golfers with a better understanding of just how important intellectual property is to the golf industry. As always... I like to hear from readers regarding ... Read More