Archive: January, 2012

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Jan2012

Verizon Eyes Golfers

January 29, 2012
Would a phone’s unique golf-specific capabilities influence your selection of cell phone service provider? It probably would for me, which is exactly the hope of Verizon. This week they had a patent application publish as US Pub. No. 20120023152 titled “Methods and Systems for Providing Location-Based Interactive Golf Content for ... Read More

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Jan2012
Oh, that’s right, it was the BlackHawk putter. It was a broadcast that probably made a few at Callaway pucker up because they have intended to use the BlackHawk name on clubs for over 2.5 years. In fact, they have applied for registration of five BlackHawk variations since 2009, including ... Read More

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Jan2012
Pull out this golf invention at the family dinner and you are sure to make an impression, especially after you ruin a few bottles of wine. The invention in question was issued a patent this month under the title “Method and a Device for Forcibly Expelling a Cork from a ... Read More

22

Jan2012
You wouldn’t expect a patent application to mix golf and football but one published this week that combines the two for a perfect winter Sunday drinking game. The application published as US Pub. No. 20120010010 titled “Gaming Surface and Game Styled after American Football,” which describes the invention as.... Is ... Read More

20

Jan2012
Ever seen this fairway wood?.... The drawings come from a recently issued design patent (USPN D652,095). Looks like a potential new member of the Diablo line....

19

Jan2012
There is not a lot of patent activity in the field of golf bags compared to every other item that a golfer touches. Not quite as surprising as the lack of protection directed to golf shaft technology, but still surprising. Fortunately this week we get a look at a golf ... Read More

17

Jan2012
Interesting question. In the past I have touched on the trademark wrangling of Cobra and Taylor Made in their quest to own white. The Cobra trademark application has since matured to registration on the Supplemental Register, see the registration here, while the Taylor Made trademark application remains pending. You can ... Read More

13

Jan2012
Just like having to sit by the wall-mounted phone and wait for a call, the days of having to actually look at your GPS unit, or shoot the pin with your laser rangefinder, may be coming to an end. This week an interesting patent application published directed to the use ... Read More

10

Jan2012
As I have said before, if you are like me blog post titles that say “exclusive” or “secret” just make you roll your eyes and think “give me a break!” So, I am proud to say that after over 5 years of posts this is only the second time I ... Read More

06

Jan2012
Golf-Patents previously covered a Nike golf ball that required cooking instructions to tailor the ball to a golfer’s game or weather conditions. I commented that it sounded like a pain in the neck. Well, perhaps this is the golf ball fitting of the future. This week DuPont, not a company ... Read More