Archive: March, 2011

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Mar2011
At this point both sides in the ProV1 patent infringement dispute have invested too much time, energy, and money to simply let this case fade away, as exhibited by a recent letter to the court from Callaway’s legal team. The letter indicates not only that Callaway plans to continue pursuing ... Read More

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Mar2011
Callaway Golf was granted a design patent today on a hosel design. Could it be a glimpse into the future?.... Distinctly different. Now I want to know “the rest of the story," which must be an aerodynamics pitch....

25

Mar2011
Probably, but do golf clubs wear out due to the wear and tear of an average avid golfer? I wonder. Either way, it sounds like an interesting new marketing spin to get golfers to replace their equipment more often. Kudos Nike Golf! This week they had a patent application publish ... Read More

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Mar2011
My guess is no (seems a bit gimmicky for their putter line, although clearly not without merit), but you never know since they did go through the effort of obtaining a utility patent. The patent issued last week as USPN 7,905,792 titled “Adjustable Putter Alignment Aide”....

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Mar2011
I am glad that Nike is getting into the golf ball IP arena because they don’t seem to be afraid to try to protect the “unusual.” Their latest golf ball related invention has to do with an alignment guide for a golf ball and it is pretty interesting. The invention ... Read More

16

Mar2011
Well, I am happy to report that some golf equipment manufacturers are looking to take alignment aides beyond the scope of the putter. Just last week Cobra Golf had a patent application publish as US Pub. No. 20110059808 titled “Golf Club with Directional Based Graphic,” which describes the invention as.... ... Read More

12

Mar2011
The term “circumscribed prismatoids” sounds like a medical condition but it is apparently a way to “tune the aerodynamic flight characteristics” of a golf ball. An Acushnet patent application published this week as US Pub. No. 20110059813 titled “Golf Ball Dimples Having Circumscribed Prismatoids,” which describes the invention as.... PS ... Read More

05

Mar2011
It has been a while since I have covered an interesting golf shoe invention. Fortunately that changes this week with the publication of a patent application directed to a golf shoe with retractable spikes. The application published as US Pub. No. 20110047830 titled “Extendable Spikes for Shoes,” which describes the ... Read More

02

Mar2011
I am now in my fifth year of blogging and I have seen just about every insane type of golf invention that you can imagine. Generally I just bite my tongue and only post about the crazy ones that make me smile, but this week a design patent issued that ... Read More