Archive: April, 2012

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Apr2012
Building on my three prior “Would it Work” posts (HERE, HERE, and HERE), today we turn our attention to magnets. Golf inventors seem convinced that the magical powers of magnets must be able to improve golf equipment.... So, “would it work?” My guestimate....

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Apr2012
Building on my two prior “Would it Work” posts (HERE and HERE), today we turn our attention to a golf ball design. Specifically a golf ball containing springs and ball bearings. The design is found in USPN 6,755,753 titled “Golf Ball Having a Controlled Variable Moment of Inertia.” The patent ... Read More

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Apr2012
Building on my prior post’s “Would it Work” topic, today we take a look at another common theme of golf club patents, specifically the topic of liquids within club heads. As I mentioned, the “Would it Work” category is directed to golf inventions that are likely to make at least ... Read More

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Apr2012
I have created a new category for the sidebar on the right. The category is titled “Would it Work.” It is the perfect place to categorize posts covering golf inventions that are likely to make at least half the readers say “come on, there is no way that would work.” ... Read More

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Apr2012
No explanation needed, check out this puzzle!.... The drawings come from a Nike Golf patent application that recently published as US Pub. No. 20120083359 titled “Golf Club Head or Other Ball Striking Device Having Adjustable Weighting Features.".... I can just imagine the TV commercial....

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Apr2012
Golfers need an exciting new patent infringement case to fill the void left by the settlement of the Pro V1 golf ball patent dispute. Unfortunately golf towel patent litigation isn’t quite as sexy as golf ball litigation with at least 9 figures at risk. The patent at the center of ... Read More

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Apr2012
I have commented in the past that adjustability of the golf club may be trending away from the golf club head. For instance, recent posts have covered several club manufacturers efforts at developing adjustable shaft stiffness systems (Nike Golf, TaylorMade), adjustable length systems, and even adjustable grips. It was just ... Read More

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Apr2012
Over the past five years golfers have been bombarded with various adjustable weight systems, all having a unique manufacturer specific acronym or catchy name. Like most golfers I played around with the weights on the driving range two or three times before accepting that the problem was my swing, not ... Read More

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Apr2012
Over the past year and a half I have covered the attempted IP grabs at white crowns, matching crowns/shafts/grips, and colors in general related to golf club design. Most recently I covered a Cobra Golf design patent in the post titled “Will White Club Heads Still Be Around in 5 ... Read More

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Apr2012
It just occurred to me that I short changed Mr. Pelz in my prior post “Patents by Dave Pelz – Phil Mickelson’s Short-Game Coach.” Turns out he has 16 golf related utility patents, not the 12 previously reported. Three of the utility patents were overlooked simply due to the age ... Read More