Archive: August, 2009

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Aug2009
Frankly, I had never even considered the shape of the inside of a golf club shaft until today. Naturally, the inside of a shaft must be round, right? Not true. This week an interesting patent application published that is directed specifically to non-circular bores of a golf shaft. The application ... Read More

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Aug2009
This week Acushnet had an interesting putter patent application publish. Check out this design.... The application published as US Pub. No. 20090215551 titled “Weight Adjusting Structure Of Golf Club Head” and describes the invention as.... I am torn and can’t decide whether it would be fun to play with or ... Read More

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Aug2009
Golf shaft technology is as interesting as any golf technology. In fact, I suspect the popularity of golf shaft technology will grow each week as major tournament broadcasts increase the number of slow motion SwingVision videos showing the gyrations of a shaft as a Tour player hacks their ball out ... Read More

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Aug2009
I didn’t say “new” irons in the title because I always assume that when I can’t recognize irons it must be because they are a junior, or ladies, set. Plus, whenever I even suggest that something might be “new” someone will undoubtedly email me and point out that they are ... Read More

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Aug2009
Readers of the Golf-Patents blog know that I love inventions intended to reduce the number of lost golf balls… primarily because I can’t help asking myself the question… “how many golf balls would this device have to prevent me from losing just to pay for itself?” Not to mention, what ... Read More

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Aug2009
There has been no shortage of interesting groove inventions lately. For instance, HERE is a post regarding Acushnet grooves, HERE is a post regarding Karsten Manufacturing (aka PING) grooves, and HERE is a post regarding Bridgestone grooves. This week another Karsten patent application published related to grooves. The application published ... Read More

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Aug2009
Regular readers of the Golf-Patents blog know that Cleveland Golf is not adverse to litigation; just check out my recent posts “Cleveland Golf’s Mystery Shopper Reveals Alleged Counterfeiters and Results in IP Infringement Lawsuit” and “Cleveland Golf Cracks Down on Unauthorized Online Sales.” This week they have decided to take ... Read More

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Aug2009
Check out the intimidating golf shoes disclosed in USPN D597733 titled “Golf Shoe.”.... I am fairly confident that I would get laughed off the tee box if I showed up in these.....

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Aug2009
The Nike Golf R&D department appears to have been busy lately. Just consider the shape shifting design that I posted about last month (click HERE to read). This week two more interesting Nike patent applications published disclosing some rather radical designs.....

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Aug2009
Judges make it to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) because they are legal scholars and excellent writers. Thus, I would be cheating you if I tried to chop up their Decision into sound bites. Please read and enjoy the actual Decision in PDF form HERE..... ... Read More