Wow this is big news. Callaway won it’s suit against Acushnet (owner of Titleist) over patent infringements in the manufacturing of the ProV1, the most popular golf ball on the planet for years.
Callaway spokeswoman Michele Szynal:
“We have now established in court that our golf ball patents are valid, and that Titleist Pro V1 golf balls infringe those patents. We will immediately start the process of requesting an appropriate remedy, including injunctive relief and damages.”
Acushnet still thinks they can prevail post-trial due to “ambiguity” resulting from a mixed decision by the jury.
I’m no attorney (I leave that up to my cuz) but I’d think that Cally will now be looking for “damages” and also would start lobbying for Titleist to cease manufacturing ProV1’s. Given how long the “legal process” takes (I know from personal experience) this isn’t likely to happen any time soon.
Chris Evert & Greg Norman Engaged