President’s Day Story of Perseverance

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My friend Jim Blasingame (a.k.a. The Small Business Advocate®) does more for small business than anyone I know. Jim is an accomplished radio show host, author, and golfer. The reason I tell you this is because his weekly newsletter included a great story on perseverance that I have reproduced below. UNTIL ... Read More
February 19, 2007admin
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
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

Bust Your Competitors’ Patents

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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

Fascinating IP of the Week

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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

IP Grab of the Week: Low Center of Gravity Club Head

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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
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
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
The term "continuing application" is a common term in intellectual property, yet it is often misunderstood and incorrectly applied. This is primarily due to the number of changes in the rules governing continuation practice that have occurred in the past decade (and more changes pending). Most patent applications are filed ... Read More
February 12, 2007
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