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

IP Grab of the Week – What is this Category

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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
Bridgestone Sports had four golf ball related patent applications publish this week (January 18, 2007). US Pub. No. US2007/0015602 is very interesting (although few men would admit to making golf ball purchasing decisions based upon a distinctive “stylish” appearance). Check out claim 1: ... Read More
January 19, 2007admin

Calling All Golf Product Inventors

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The Golf Channel is looking for the "next big thing in golf." It sounds like a golf spin-off of the American Inventor TV show. You can learn more about the competition here. Please review the FAQ's regarding patents before you enter the competition. Kudos Golf Channel! ...
January 18, 2007admin

Best Golf Course Logos / Trademarks

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The January 2007 edition of Golf Digest® magazine has a nice two page spread (pages 54-55) on the best and worst golf course logos. Few golfers would disagree that the Augusta National logo is the most well known golf course trademark. After all, most golfers ... Read More
January 17, 2007admin

Golf Ball Patents of the Week

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Two interesting golf ball patents issued this week (January 16, 2007), one assigned to Acushnet and the other to Taylor Made Golf. Acushnet’s new patent is USPN 7,163,472 titled “Golf Ball Dimples With A Catenary Curve Profile.” The ‘472 patent is directed to a ball ... Read More
January 16, 2007admin
This is the first post of many on the USGA’s “A Guide To the Rules on Clubs and Balls.” The Guide is available online; however a printed copy should be on the desk of everyone involved in ball and club design. The USGA should be commended ... Read More
January 15, 2007admin
The published US patent application of the week (January 11, 2007) goes to Acushnet's multi-material club face patent application (Pub. No. US2007/0010346). The application is directed to joining a striking surface to a club head, constructed of a different material, using solid state bonding (in this case explosion welding). There ... Read More
January 12, 2007
The Trademark Branding Cap blog recently published two good posts on monitoring your competitors’ trademark filings to forecast new product launches and marketing campaigns. The first post provides an example search that you could run every month to monitor your main competitors. The second post goes a little deeper into ... Read More
January 11, 2007admin