What a week for the Acushnet intellectual property department. On Tuesday Acushnet had two golf club utility patents issue, one golf club design patent issue, and one golf ball utility patent issue...
March 8, 2007admin
If you are thinking about starting up a new golf business or introducing a new golf product or service to the market, one of the last things you may have considered is seeking trademark protection for the name of your business, product or service. However, the importance of selecting a ... Read More
March 7, 2007admin

Flavored Golf Tee Patent Application

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On May 11, 2006 US patent application serial number 11/432190 titled “Flavored Golf Tee” was filed on behalf of inventors Brandon Willis and Jonathon David Abbott. Amazing! It will be interesting to see if a patent issues (if so, I have a great idea related to flavored pencils). As a ... Read More
March 6, 2007admin
Nelson Precision Casting has received a lot of mentions on this blog for a company that I had not even heard of three months ago. Today Nelson continued their golf club head manufacturing patent streak with USPN 7,186,191 titled “Method of Making a Golf Club Head Having a Brazed Striking ... Read More
March 6, 2007admin
The technology applied to golf club shafts is fascinating. Unique materials, innovative manufacturing processes. Therefore, one would expect to find lots of utility patents directed to shaft technology. This is not the case. My research indicates that only two utility patents issued in 2006 directed exclusively to shafts, with only ... Read More
March 5, 2007admin
I deal with a lot of businesses, including many small businesses and golf businesses. This gives me an opportunity to observe many amazing things. For instance, most companies have a written procedure regarding who may approve Purchase Order over a specific dollar amount. Further, almost all employees know who within ... Read More
March 2, 2007admin

The IP Golf Guy on the Radio

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I was a guest on the Small Business Advocate radio show this morning. Jim Blasingame and I discussed the fact that IP protection is not just for the big businesses. In fact, IP protection is often what distinguishes successful small businesses from those that fail. You may listen to the ... Read More
March 2, 2007admin
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Approximately one month ago I posted an article regarding Karsten’s patent application, US Pub. No. 2007/0026964, titled “Golf Club Head with Dual Durometer Face Insert,” and the association with the PING G5i putter. Well, this week another application published that is also directed to the PING G5i putter. Today the ... Read More
March 1, 2007admin
OK, by now you must think that I am getting kick backs from PING. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth, as I do not even know anyone that works at Karsten. Plus, an Odyssey putter calls my bag home. The PING G5i putter just keeps coming up as ... Read More
March 1, 2007admin
Let’s face it, counterfeiting costs golf equipment manufacturers millions, if not billions, of dollars each year. Additionally, establishing a program to monitor and police counterfeit goods can be very expensive. Fortunately, there are several low cost steps that you can take to protect your intellectual property via the U.S. Customs ... Read More
February 28, 2007admin