Archive: September, 2011

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Sep2011
I bet you haven’t uttered those words on a tee box before. In the future golfers may be thinking more about the shear force imparted on a golf ball by a bad swing. Recently Nike Golf had a patent application publish as US Pub. No. 20110224015 titled “Golf Ball With ... Read More

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Sep2011
As I have said before, interesting golf shoe patent applications do not come along very often. Recently an application that published as US Pub. No. 20110113652 titled “Pair of Golf Shoes” caught my eye. The application describes the invention as.... Seems like a good idea to me. Sign me up, ... Read More

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Sep2011
I know that the ability to tune the sound of a driver would not influence my purchase decision, but clearly some club manufacturers feel that it might be the tipping point that makes a consumer choose their product over one of a competitor. Back in December 2009 I authored a ... Read More

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Sep2011
Performance Indicator LLC was recently granted patent USPN 7,967,702 titled “Golf Ball with Water Immersion Indicator.” The patent describes the invention as.... If you are wondering, the general concept of a golf ball that indicates when it has spent a long period of time under water is not new. As ... Read More

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Sep2011
See if you can guess which manufacturers recently applied to register the following marks..... Man, who wouldn't want a _________ golf shaft? I can't wait to hear the marketing pitch associated with _________ golf clubs. David Dawsey – Monitoring Golf Trademarks

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Sep2011
Over the summer I came across an interesting patent that was worth saving until football season, and it serves as a good example that bizarre sports patents aren’t limited to the field of golf. The patent is USPN 7,980,971 titled “Self-Propelled Football with Internally Ducted Fan and Electric Motor.” Check ... Read More

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Sep2011
Earlier this week I posted about litigation regarding Acushnet golf sandals; well, apparently they are in IP enforcement mode because now they are taking a company to task regarding their Titleist AP2 iron IP. On Monday Acushnet filed suit in the Eastern District of Virginia (case #: 2:11-cv-00509-AWA-DEM) against JK ... Read More

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Sep2011
See any resemblance between these two sandal designs?..... Acushnet believes the designs are just a little too much alike. The image on the left is from Acushnet design patent U.S. Patent No. D466,272, entitled "Sandal Sole," and the image on the right is an allegedly infringing product by RJ Sports. ... Read More

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Sep2011
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Sep2011
Check out this beautiful club design!.... Well, that stance looks perfectly natural! The figures come from a patent application that recently published as US Pub. No. 20110207548 titled “Golf Club With Near Vertical Shaft.” The application explains.... Dave Dawsey - Monitoring Golf Inventions