Archive: 2015

30

Dec2015
Yesterday Triple Tee Golf teed off a new patent infringement lawsuit against Callaway Golf, continuing its quest to monetize US Patent 7128660 (full Complaint here). As industry insiders know, Triple Tee Golf is no stranger to litigation, and rarely do their lawsuits go smoothly (not that any really ... Read More

20

Dec2015
It seems like Nike has their hands in everything, and heads up displays for sports is no exception. In fact, almost 2.5 years ago I covered an interesting golf related heads up display HERE. Somehow they overlooked the potential for cheating at golf via a heads up display ... Read More

20

Dec2015

USGA Breakthrough

December 20, 2015
Hopefully you picked up on the sarcasm in the title. Last month the USGA was issued patent USPN 9,180,350 titled “pace of play monitoring system.” Now, the USGA does not patent many inventions, so this got my attention for approximately 30 seconds before I said “you gotta be kidding me.” ... Read More

20

Dec2015
A patent issued this week to Callaway Golf and suggests that they have been doing some serious brainstorming regarding the future of adjustability. The drawings below come from the patent and an associated provisional application. Interestingly, the application was filed with a nonpublication request, presumably to keep competitor’s prying eyes ... Read More

18

Nov2015

Just a Matter of Time?

November 18, 2015
After seeing Cobra Golf’s new KING F6+ driver splashed all over every website today (except mine – I understand, the demo must be lost in the mail), I have to wonder how long before we see a Callaway driver with a front to rear track system? Judging from a ... Read More

07

Nov2015
Yes, that is a totally fake headline and I made up the “Fly-Z+ Squared” name. There is no evidence that Cobra Golf intends to use it for a product, and I just checked out recent trademark filings to see what they have been up to (very little by the way). ... Read More

21

Oct2015
Trademark applications generally aren’t all that interesting, but two trademark applications filed in the past week by Callaway Golf have piqued my interest. The applications are: Available here &... Read More

21

Oct2015
What major golf brand is the least likely to produce a set of blades or musclebacks? Easy, PING of course. Well, not so fast. This month they filed two trademark applications for the iBLADE mark, available here and here. Sure, they may intend to use ... Read More

29

Sep2015

The Next PING Driver?

September 29, 2015
In a post on January 29th I predicted the look of a PING driver that would be on the market within 12 months. We are now 8 months through the 12 month window, yet I have not given up on the prediction. After all, Karsten design patents almost ... Read More

25

Jul2015
In a post last week I pointed out several reasons why the Wilson driver design contest should fail; primarily because designers would have to be idiots to actually enter the contest. Unfortunately I suspect there will be plenty of entrants, probably leaning more toward those looking for 15-minutes ... Read More