Category: Litigation

20180406

06

Apr2018
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
20170320

11

Aug2017
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
20170321

22

Mar2017
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
20170320

20

Mar2017
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
20151229

30

Dec2015
Yesterday Triple Tee Golf teed off a new patent infringement lawsuit against Callaway Golf, continuing its quest to monetize US Patent 7128660 (full Complaint here). As industry insiders know, Triple Tee Golf is no stranger to litigation, and rarely do their lawsuits go smoothly (not that any really do). In ... Read More
December 30, 2015David Dawsey
20150714

25

Jul2015
In a post last week I pointed out several reasons why the Wilson driver design contest should fail; primarily because designers would have to be idiots to actually enter the contest. Unfortunately I suspect there will be plenty of entrants, probably leaning more toward those looking for 15-minutes of fame ... Read More
July 25, 2015David Dawsey
20150716

17

Jul2015
This week Max Out Golf, LLC sued COOL CLUBS, LLC / M&P GOLF, LLC and WORLDWIDE GOLF, INC. for alleged patent infringement. Golf gear heads will undoubtedly be familiar with Cool Clubs, and all indications suggest that WORLDWIDE GOLF, INC. is associated with Worldwide Golf Shops, parent company to Roger ... Read More
July 17, 2015David Dawsey