A few weeks ago I received notice of a $3.2 million verdict awarded to Izzo against King Par (see verdict sheet /files/22847-21779/pat5042704.pdf”>5042704 titled “Dual Strap Carrying System for Golf Bags,” which describes the invention as:
A golf bag carrying system, in the form of a dual strap carrier, includes a first and a second strap secured to the golf bag to define arm and shoulder openings. The straps have shoulder pads, and one of which may be covered with a relatively slick material. The first strap second end and the second strap first end are attached to a mid-portion of the bag at a central location. The other ends of the first and second straps are secured to the golf bag longitudinally on opposite sides of the central location. The straps include a first and second resilient strap elements at the central location, and the resilient elements terminate at a location spaced from the shoulder pads. These resilient strap elements position thus the straps for easy access. The first, second and third mounts for securing the straps to the bag are selectively adjustable longitudinally along the bag to balance the bag and to adjust for shoulder width. Also, the pads may be laterally arcuate to facilitate wear. Furthermore, a concavity shaped structure may be formed in the bag to conform to the golfer’s back.
There you have it; this case should give every aspiring golf inventor hope that a good invention can lead to quite a business.
David Dawsey – Monitoring Golf Industry Patent Infringement Litigation
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