Archive: 2017



In March I reported that Costco sues Acushnet regarding the popular Kirkland Signature golf ball. As you may recall, the Costco complaint states “[t]he need for such relief exists because Acushnet has wrongfully accused Costco of patent infringement and false advertising.” The following are some highlights from the complaint: Costco is ... Read More
August 11, 2017David Dawsey
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Like most, I assumed Slick Golf was just a bad name that was in the running and was abandoned once Parson’s decided to go with the PXG brand. Well apparently it is still a going entity, as evidenced by this recently issued golf ball design patent. As you may recall, several ... Read More
May 31, 2017David Dawsey
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A few weeks ago a design patent issued covering a new iron design, and I sat on it because I thought "that can't be the new Epic irons, frankly they are kind of ugly." I was correct, so that leaves the question "what product line will include this iron design?" How ... Read More
May 30, 2017David Dawsey


Any guess as to what segment of the golf equipment industry has annual sales of over $1.79 billion (at least in 2013), and is not associated with clubs or balls? Well, as you can imagine, once a segment of golf equipment enters the triple comma club in terms of sales, ... Read More
March 22, 2017David Dawsey


Well, it finally happened – Costco has sued Acushnet. Yes, you read that correctly; Costco sued Acushnet. Costco is seeking a declaratory judgment that it is not infringing any valid patent rights owned by Acushnet by its sale of its Kirkland Signature golf balls and that it has not engaged ... Read More
March 20, 2017David Dawsey
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Take a guess, which big club manufacturer intends to include Trap Door Construction technology into their clubs, and what could it be? Well, this trademark application reveals that it is something Callaway Golf is working on bringing to the market. What could it be? I tried to come up with a list ... Read More
March 17, 2017David Dawsey
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Have you been itching for a driver with a small face and an unusual shape? If not, I suspect you are in good company (meaning about 99.9% of golfers). Although, I suspect most of us could adapt if it meant gaining 15+ yards off the tee. Since I don’t anticipate such ... Read More
February 26, 2017David Dawsey
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I recently came across an invention titled “golf club head having a device for resisting expansion between opposing walls during ball impact.” “Hummmm, sounds like this may be version 2.0 of Callaway’s breakthrough Jailbreak technology,” I said to myself, so I read on. The abstract told me: An improved golf driver club ... Read More
February 11, 2017David Dawsey
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Have access to obscure Japanese golf clubs? If so, I would appreciate your assistance in getting my hands on a Crane Golf ENA Magic Wand from 2003. Thanks!     Dave Dawsey - The IP Golf Guy PS – follow me on Twitter (@GolfPatents) and sign-up HERE to receive posts via email.  
January 20, 2017David Dawsey
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This week a design patent issued that may give golfers a glimpse of “technologies” in upcoming PXG products. Check it out.         Yep, it appears they may be jumping on the composite crown and sole slot bandwagon, but I am sure the marketing folks will come up with fancier sounding names for ... Read More
January 13, 2017David Dawsey