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I am pleased to announce that Donald O. Nickey has joined my firm and brings a wealth of experience with him. Don is the former Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property at Cardinal Health. Additionally, he has also served as patent counsel for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Abbott ... Read More
February 16, 2007admin

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Feb2007
OK, “Iron Set with Material Milled from Top” isn’t really the title of the published application of the week, but a quick review of the figures from this application will explain my title. Actually, US Pub. No. 2007/0032308 is titled “Set of Golf Clubs.” The application is directed to a ... Read More
February 16, 2007admin

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Feb2007
Hopefully the title got your attention. Companies often complain about the scope of protection that one of their competitor’s patents affords the competitor. Sometimes the complaints have merit, other times… not so much. Let’s face it; the golf industry is a competitive industry. The industry ... Read More
February 15, 2007admin
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Feb2007
Today application serial number 11/498644 published as US Pub. No. US2007/0037635. As soon as I saw it I knew that it should be shared with the world. In fact, I had to create an entirely new category titled “Fascinated IP of the Week” just to find an appropriate home for ... Read More
February 15, 2007admin

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Feb2007
Congratulations are in order; the "IP Grab of the Week" award goes to Nelson Precision Casting (again). NPC's US patent application titled "Golf Club Head With Lower Center of Gravity," US Pub. No. US2007/0026965 published on February 1st. The ‘965 application is directed to a lightweight metal matrix ball striking ... Read More
February 14, 2007admin
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Feb2007
Hopeless romantics (as all golfers are) may enjoy reading Bridgestone’s patent USPN 7,018,308. The ‘308 patent discloses and claims heart shaped dimples.
February 14, 2007admin
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Feb2007
This week’s Patent of the Week goes to SRI Sports (owners of the Srixon and Dunlop brands). SRI Sports was issued U.S. Patent No. 7,175,540 simply titled "Golf Putter" on February 13, 2007 (selected figures from which appear below). Regular readers of this blog will recognize that there has definitely ... Read More
February 13, 2007admin

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Feb2007
Trademarks are words or symbols that serve as names under which products are sold. Service marks are words or symbols under which services are provided. Other than this difference, the law on trademarks and service marks is very similar, and we mean to include both when we talk about trademarks ... Read More
February 8, 2007admin

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Feb2007
Recently the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced its final numbers for fiscal year 2006. One interesting statistic was the patent allowance rate. The patent allowance rate is the percentage of applications reviewed by patent examiners that are approved to issue as a patent. For fiscal year 2006, the allowance ... Read More
February 8, 2007admin

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Feb2007
As a patent attorney I have come to appreciate that not many people really understand the technical details of the patent litigation process. Hopefully this post helps. Also, please keep in mind that this post relates to utility patents NOT design patents (which may be the subject of a later ... Read More
February 7, 2007admin