Archive: 2010

27

Dec2010
Regular readers of the Golf-Patents blog know that Nike Golf is one of the most prolific filers of golf club related patent applications, however you may have noticed that Nike Golf patent applications directed to golf ball technology are almost never mentioned. The reason is that they have very few ... Read More

26

Dec2010
Earlier this year I authored a post titled “A Big Day for Lefty; Golf Club Designer Phil Mickelson Granted His Second Patent.” Well, last week a utility patent application directed to the functional aspects of his club design was published as US Pub. No. 20100323811 titled “Hybrid Golf Club Head.” ... Read More

20

Dec2010
If so, SRI may have the solution. Wedge patents don’t come along everyday, and when they do the focus is generally an incredibly complex groove profile. Not this wedge patent; it illustrates a pretty straightforward concept and will probably make you want to give the club a try. The patent ... Read More

19

Dec2010
I am surprised this hot new club hasn’t been revealed on one of the golf forums yet. Well, I guess I get the honor of being the first to bring it to the masses! A rather intriguing patent issued last week titled “Golf Club Having Two Angularly Divergent Impact Faces” ... Read More

13

Dec2010
A lot has been made lately regarding a potential acquisition of Acushnet Golf, but I have yet to see anyone mention the fact that Acushnet is not yet out of the woods regarding the ProV1 dispute. Let’s not forget, the amount at risk is substantial, even if you considerably discount ... Read More

09

Dec2010
How much do you love golf? Is it enough to endure a little electric shock therapy to lower your score? I suspect that the answer of most golfers is…. h##l yes! As a kid I remember loving the game called Operation. It was always such a challenge to remove the ... Read More

08

Dec2010
It is hard to believe it has been over two years since I reported on any patent litigation concerning golf GPS rangefinders. Well, this week the makers of SkyCaddie®, the self-proclaimed “#1 Rangefinder in Golf,” filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the makers of the GolfBuddy. The lawsuit, SkyHawke Technologies, ... Read More

05

Dec2010
Can you ever imagine yourself ever saying that? Nike Golf is hoping that the ability to transform irons from cavity backs, to muscle backs, or even blades, appeals to a segment of golfers. In fact, this week they had a patent application publish as US Pub. No. 20100304886 titled “Golf ... Read More

02

Dec2010
Ignoring any particular real technology, this ball design just looks like it would fly (although it does remind me of the Burrows Golf “Powersphere ”). I look at every published US patent application directed to golf ball dimple designs and I will often think “that’s cool” or “pretty innovative”, but ... Read More

29

Nov2010
It was only a matter of time before someone tried to stake their claim to white club heads. Last week ________ filed a trademark application containing the following drawing and description.... It should be interesting to see what ________ has to say about this!