Bridgestone Sues Titleist

PGA Dot Com reports that Bridgestone sports, best known in the US as the manufacturer of Precept golf balls is suing Acushnet (Titleist) for infringement of patents:

In its complaint, Bridgestone charges Acushnet with “willful infringement” of 10 U.S. patents from Bridgestone Sports’ patent portfolio covering multi-piece solid core golf ball technology. Among the Acushnet balls charged with infringement are the Titleist Pro V1, Titleist Pro V1x, Titleist NXT, Titleist NXT Tour, Titleist DT SoLo, and Pinnacle Exception.

Bridgestone apparently is seeking an immediate injunction and compensation.

This is sure to be an ongoing saga, and—I’ll bet—will result in an out-of-court settlement. It generally always does as both sides figure out that the court costs will exceed any potential benefits of winning.

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