Archive: 2014

20141226 pview


You have to feel for the engineer sitting in the R&D department deep in thought, dreaming of the ideal golf club, only to be interrupted by a tap on the shoulder and a boss proclaiming “you know all those slots, slits, pockets, and channels that our competitors are doing; see ... Read More
December 31, 2014David Dawsey
20141225 2


It is a pretty safe bet that the next new turbulated driver will look like this…       The drawings come from a design patent that issued today as USPN D720418. The application was just filed May 28, 2014 and Karsten requested “expedited processing” on the design rocket docket. Why ... Read More
December 30, 2014David Dawsey
20141201 2


Forget about the first half of 2015 as we are unlikely to see any totally new product launches containing “technologies,” used loosely, that we haven’t seen before. Let’s focus on what may be in store for the later half of 2015, and more likely in 2016, or later. The fact is ... Read More
December 2, 2014David Dawsey
20141113 2


I recently stumbled across an old putter patent application that made me think of that lovable hillbilly Boo Weekley. While I generally despise those that seem to take so much pleasure in killing animals as "sport," there is something about Boo that just makes you like him and want to ... Read More
November 16, 2014David Dawsey


I can’t believe it has been almost 6 years since I last poked fun at the profession and some of the horrendous drawings that appear in patent applications. Check out these past posts (1, 2, and 3) for a chuckle. This installment includes a drawing found in USPN 8845444 titled “Golf ... Read More
November 15, 2014David Dawsey
20141107 1


I will go out on a limb and state that it is unlikely that we will see this Nike golf shoe invention on Tiger’s feet anytime soon. Check this out.   The drawings come from a patent that recently issued as USPN 8,863,411 titled “Article of Footwear with a Detachable Wrap.” The patent ... Read More
November 15, 2014David Dawsey
20141030 0


Last month I posted about a design patent by a club manufacturer having similarities to a 1990’s tribal tattoo. This week the same company was issued another design patent directed to a similar design, thereby confirming my fear that we are going to see a crown graphics disaster in 2015! ... Read More
October 30, 2014David Dawsey
20141011 3


I would imagine their love child would look something like this! In an odd twist of fate, or careful patent avoidance planning, the love child ends up with a sole sweep that flips from the Nike hosel-toward-toe pattern to a toe-toward-heel pattern. Give it a few months and we will ... Read More
October 12, 2014David Dawsey


You may recall this prior post regarding the GoDaddy founder starting a golf equipment company named Slick Golf. Golf gearheads are undoubtedly familiar with the rumors surrounding the GoDaddy founder starting a golf equipment company and cherry picking some of the local Karsten (PING) engineers, and more importantly a patent ... Read More
October 7, 2014David Dawsey
20140927 1


It has been a while since a golf training invention has provided me with a good laugh. Fortunately along came the invention disclosed in a patent application that recently published as US Pub. No. 20140179453 titled “Golf Eyeglasses Having Function of Correcting Various Swing Errors and Head Up Movement,” which describes ... Read More
September 26, 2014David Dawsey