The Golfball Index (UPDATED: May/June 2012)

The May 2012 figures for the Golfball Index (the count of nep patents for golfballs) were again somewhat lacklustre. As in April 2012 there were just 7 new US golfball patents. But the index made good headway back into positive territory during June 2012 – when the US patent office issued no less than 10 new patents for golfballs.

MAY

Multi-layer core golf ball

Multi-layer golf ball

Casing layer for polyurethane-covered and polyurea-covered golf balls

Golf ball

Golf ball

Dual core golf ball having negative-hardness-gradient thermoplastic inner core and shallow positive-hardness-gradient thermoset outer core layer

Casing layer for polyurethane-covered and polyurea-covered golf balls

JUNE

Low lift golf ball

Low lift golf ball

Golf ball with single layer core having specific regions of varying hardness

Multi-layered golf balls containing polyethylene powder

Low lift golf ball

Golf ball with a non-ionomeric inner cover, stiff TPU intermediate cover, and cast thermoset outer cover

Golf ball

Low lift golf ball

Low lift golf ball

Golf ball

Caution with regard to forward-looking statements: Historical data should not be taken as an indicator of future performance. The Golfball Index may go down as well as up.






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