David Dawsey



We all know the guy. He joins your group on the first tee, dressed like he is on the Tour, insists on playing the tips, has a 50 yard chip for bogey, proceeds to 3-putt for a snowman, and walks of the green telling you how he and his “swing ... Read More
April 15, 2018David Dawsey
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Truvis 2.0?

Remember a few years ago when Callaway first introduced their “Truvis Technology?” Majority of golfers thought it was gimmicky and would never have believed how many of those odd balls would be sold just a few years later. Heck, I am sure I would have bet that it wouldn’t last ... Read More
April 14, 2018David Dawsey


I am back! Hard to believe it is already that time of year; specifically the time of year that I recycle prior posts about the Masters golf tournament and intellectual property. Check out my 2007 post (hard to believe that was 11 years ago) "One More Reason to Admire Augusta National – ... Read More
April 6, 2018David Dawsey


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