Archive: October, 2010

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Oct2010
It is hard to believe that it has been over two years since I posted Club Face Adjustability, Is It The Next Big Thing about an Acushnet patent directed to variable driver face stiffness. That post was even a follow-up to one a year earlier titled The Next Step in ... Read More

29

Oct2010
I was honored to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Small Business Advocate® radio show this morning. Jim Blasingame and I discussed some of the most common intellectual property issues faced by small businesses when outsourcing. Feel free to listen to the interview HERE....

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Oct2010
Imagine the look you would receive if you ever uttered those words to a police officer; however, someday it may actually be true! Nike Golf recently had an interesting patent application publish as US Pub. No. 20100261539 titled “Golf Club Head or Other Ball Striking Device Having Stiffened Face Portion,” ... Read More

18

Oct2010
Perhaps some day I will appreciate the genius of this invention (hopefully not), but the title “prostate golf seat” sure caught my attention. The patent application disclosing this enlightening invention published last week as US Pub. No. 20100259088, which describes the invention as.... Who knew that golf carts could be ... Read More

14

Oct2010
Nike has come up with a pretty interesting idea. I might go as far as saying a downright creative idea (and generally when I feel that way it means that it has been done before). Now, you are going to have to read a little to fully appreciate the idea, but ... Read More

11

Oct2010
Proving that golf equipment has been driving golfers nuts for a long time, the first lighted golf club of the week originates from a 1939 patent. How do you think a club head containing a D-cell battery would feel? Check this out.... Pretty advanced for 1939!....

09

Oct2010
This week Nike Golf was hit with a patent infringement lawsuit by a Mr. Brent Bradford alleging that the Nike Unitized Techno and the Nike Oz 6 infringe two of his putter patents. The patents at issue are USPN 6652390 and 7018304. Click HERE to read the complete Complaint. The ... Read More

07

Oct2010
Nike had an interesting patent application publish today. I say “interesting” because my first thought was “that’s ridiculous, how would knowing precisely where the center of gravity is located for each of my irons help a hack like me play better.” However, the more of the application I read, the ... Read More

06

Oct2010
I have to hand it to Acushnet, they definitely try to think of every way possible to retain their grip on the golf ball market. One of their recently published patent applications reveals one such strategy. The application published as US Pub. No. 20100234125 titled “High Launch and Low Spin ... Read More

04

Oct2010
That is a tough question because most of my annual golf spending is on products that I don’t really need. Heck, high heel golf shoes may do more for my actual game than many of the products that I purchase. Regardless, recently an interesting (I can’t bring myself to say ... Read More