Archive: May, 2011

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May2011
Last month Nike had an interesting patent issue under the title “Footwear Cooling System.” The patent, USPN 7,918,041, describes the invention as.... Surprisingly, this isn’t the first patent to issue on forced air shoe cooling systems, check out USPN 6,976,319 and USPN 5,341,581....

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May2011
I was honored to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Small Business Advocate® radio show this morning. Jim Blasingame and I discussed patent research and opinions in the context of a small business launching a new product. Feel free to listen to the interview HERE....

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May2011
Last week an interesting True Temper patent application published as US Pub. No. 20110118050 titled “Golf Shaft with Roughened Surface.” The application describes the invention as.... It is only a matter of time before I am writing about an aerodynamic golf grip patent application!....

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May2011
It didn’t take long for a new golf ball patent infringement case to fill the void left by apparent demise of the ProV1 dispute. The new lawsuit was filed last week and the dollars involved may be....

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May2011
I am not quite sure this invention is going to solve all of our landfill problems, but every little bit helps..... Ahh, waste product from shoe production recycled into golf products; I guess it is clear where the golf group fits in the corporate hierarchy! Kudos for at least thinking ... Read More

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May2011
I am not sure what to think about this Nike invention; it makes me think of that ballistic gel that the CSI type shoot bullets into. The invention is disclosed in a patent application that published this week as US Pub. No. 20110111872 titled “Method And Apparatus For Analyzing A ... Read More

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May2011
No explanation needed. Check out this Acushnet driver design disclosed in a patent application that published today..... Think we will ever see this design under a Titleist head cover?....

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May2011
In the past couple of months I have covered two Callaway design patents directed to rather unusual hosel designs (HERE and HERE). It is easy to dismiss one or two wacky design patents as just something dreamt up in R&D that is unlikely to ever see the light of day ... Read More

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May2011
This week a patent was granted on a unique putting aid that has made me look at my putting stroke in a different light. The patent issued as USPN 7,938,733 titled “Golf Swing Training Device,” and explains.... Surely I am not the only golfer that never considers where the putter ... Read More

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May2011
OK, that may be a stretch, but it is an interesting idea. The putter is described in a patent application that published as US Pub. No. 20110105239 titled “Single-Arm Golf Club,” which explains....