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Design patents are often viewed as the ugly cousin of utility patents. Many people only consider applying for a design patent if a utility patent is unlikely. Such old school beliefs are a mistake. Design patents can be extremely valuable in protecting unique club heads. Interestingly, some equipment manufacturers embrace ... Read More
January 30, 2007admin

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The risk of intellectual property litigation in the golf industry is as high, or higher, than the risk in the “generic” average business. Further, face it … intellectual property litigation is expensive. In fact, the American Intellectual Property Law Association indicates that the average cost to litigate a patent infringement ... Read More
January 30, 2007admin

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This week’s “IP Grab of the Week” award goes to Nelson Precision Casting’s U.S. patent application titled “Manufacturing Method for a Composite Striking Plate of a Golf Club Head,” US Pub. No. US2007/0017084. The application indicates that there are many drawbacks of associated with joining striking plates to club heads ... Read More
January 29, 2007admin

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If you want to stay on top of what is happening in the golf industry then you simply must sign up for the free daily newsletter The Wire published by the Golf Press Association. It is outstanding.
January 29, 2007admin

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How valuable is a patent on a golf product that does not conform to the USGA Rules? Perhaps as valuable as the recycling value of the paper that it is printed on? Don’t tell that to Mr. Cooper of Tulsa; inventor of the Shock-Dampening Golf Club Grip (published this week ... Read More
January 26, 2007admin
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How many times have you heard “keep you eye on the ball?” The designers at Optix Golf Company have invented a putter intended to help golfers be more aware of their head position during putting. The Optix Golf patent application published this week and is pretty interesting (although I must ... Read More
January 25, 2007admin

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Joseph Hosteny… have you heard of him? Mr. Hosteny regularly publishes articles in the Litigator’s Corner section of Intellectual Property Today magazine. I am a fan of Mr. Hosteny because his articles go right to the point and do not mince words, which has probably made him the enemy of ... Read More
January 24, 2007admin

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The sweet sound of a swing, a club striking a ball, the ball landing on a green, and eventually the ball dropping into the cup. Sounds so distinctive that they often conjure up great memories for the avid golfer. Perhaps that perfect 4-iron that rolled one in from 200 yards, ... Read More
January 23, 2007admin

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The “IP Grab of the Week” category highlights interesting attempts to own broad intellectual property rights in golf related technology. A category post will typically highlight a recently published patent application attempting to secure ownership of unique and interesting golf related intellectual property. In ... Read More
January 22, 2007admin
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This week’s “IP Grab of the Week” award goes to SRI Sports’ US patent application titled “Method of Designing Golf Club and Golf Club Head,” US Pub. No. US2007/0015601. The application appears to “grab” at the club head design optimization process. More specifically, the application “grabs” ... Read More
January 22, 2007admin