Archive: July, 2008

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Jul2008
Amazing, I just got done posting about Trisport, Ltd. suing Greenkeepers concerning USPN 6810608 titled “Shoe Cleats.” Now, it turns out that Softspikes sued MacNeill Engineering (a.k.a. Champ Spikes) on the same day in the same court, also for golf cleat patent infringement! What are the odds? On Tuesday Softspikes ... Read More

30

Jul2008
One year ago I wrote about a golf spike patent infringement lawsuit in which Greenkeepers sued Acushnet (FootJoy) and Softspikes for alleged patent infringement of USPN 6530162 titled “Sports Shoe Cleats.” Click HERE to review the post. Interestingly, this was not the first lawsuit centered on the ‘162 patent. Yesterday ... Read More

28

Jul2008
I am pleased to offer the first Bounty from the Golf-Patents.com Bounty Hunter Program and hope that it is claimed. The details are as follows: Bounty: $750.... Deadline: Submissions must be received by 5:00 EST August 1, 2008 ..... Quantity: Only one bounty will be awarded. The first submission ... Read More

28

Jul2008
Readers of the Golf-Patents blog know that there is a fair share of patent litigation in the golf industry. Further, the validity of the patent-in-suit is always brought into question, primarily by one of the parties producing prior art that was not considered by the US Patent and Trademark Office ... Read More

26

Jul2008
Check out the invention described in published patent application US Pub. No. 20080146363 titled “No-Head-Turn Putting and Swing Teaching Aid.”..... OK, I could imagine putting with this invention, but driving…. Really?

24

Jul2008
Back in December I reported (click here) on a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by The Grip Master Co. Pty Ltd. of Australia against TheGripMasterUSA. The patent at the center of the dispute is USPN 6449803 titled “Grip for a Handle or Shaft.” The patent is directed to an ... Read More

22

Jul2008
Two interesting design patents issued today to SRI Sports that may give us a look at some new Srixon clubs..... The designs look pretty nice, although I have to admit that I have never hit Srixon clubs.....

21

Jul2008
Becoming a golf superstar comes with its fair share of responsibilities, including building and protecting your personal brand. The most financially successful golf celebrities know how to capitalize on their brands via trademark protection and licensing, and there is no doubt that Greg Norman is one of the best at ... Read More

19

Jul2008
About one year ago I reported that GPS Industries and Optimal IP Holdings filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 10 defendants ..... Then, back in May I reported (see post here) that many of the defendants from the initial lawsuit also found themselves listed as defendants in another GPS patent ... Read More

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Jul2008
Remember the Strike N Swipe reusable impact tape from The Golf Channel’s “Fore Inventors Only” show? If not, check out the impressive Strike N Swipe website, complete with David Leadbetter endorsement. In my prior posts (here, and here) I affectionately referred to the product as the million dollar reusable impact ... Read More