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TaylorMade is turning the tables, accuses PXG of patent infringement

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Back in September, PXG filed a lawsuit against TaylorMade claiming the new P-790 irons violated patents that PXG owned. At that time, PXG also filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) that would halt the sales of P-790 irons ahead of their September 15th launch date. That restraining order was denied, and TaylorMade claimed it was “falsely accused” of infringement.

Flash forward to two weeks ago — as first reported by Golf Digest — TaylorMade is flipping the script on PXG. TaylorMade has filed documents in the U.S. District Court in Arizona accusing PXG of violating TaylorMade’s patents. The documents — you can read all 189 pages here by subscribing — call for PXG to stop selling all of its 0311 irons, its 0811 drivers and 0341 metalwoods.

Additionally, TaylorMade is also calling for PXG’s lawsuit against the P-790 irons to be dismissed, because “PXG’s complaint fails to map the features of the P790 irons onto the limitations of even one claim…”

Stand by, as we will update this post with any further news regarding this legal battle.

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  1. HDTVMAN

    Nov 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Just looking at the clubs, this lawsuit by PXG is a joke! TaylorMade had been injecting irons with different materials for years, and virtually every manufacturer is using tungsten for weighting purposes. What will the outcome be…KA-BOOM BABY…as PXG IMPLODES! LOL.

  2. Dave N

    Nov 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Why don’t they forget the lawsuits and use those funds to reduce the price of their over-priced equipment?

    • Uhit

      Nov 29, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      …maybe because they employ lawyers, who want to earn even more money, instead of playing more golf?

    • Michael

      Nov 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      It’s a free market and they aren’t overpriced if people are willing to buy at the current price.

      Perhaps you need a better paying job!

      • DK

        Dec 7, 2017 at 10:27 am

        Lydia Ko and all tour players should ditch the PXG and go back to Callaway, Ping,Taylormade, etc. Let the egomaniacs support and pay for PXG. Be the first one to pawn the clubs when he loses his job. That’s why the regulAR guy anD gal are happier with life! PS: my advice, try not to play with idiots that care about high paying jobs….

        • Dino

          Dec 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm

          DK … if you think PXG are “overpriced” try Homma! It seems that the “luxury” golf market is not so much into the “quality” of the clubs so much as they are more interested in marketing to the more affluent buyer that wants these clubs for the prestige, etc. that they convey.

  3. mM

    Nov 29, 2017 at 1:37 am

    This is why I love Taylormade

  4. CB

    Nov 29, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssss

  5. Mr. Divot

    Nov 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    1%ers suing 1%ers. LOL.

  6. Brett Weir

    Nov 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I’m surprised Ping hasn’t sued PXG yet as their club designers used to work for them.

  7. Andrew

    Nov 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Very old trick: Accuse others of that which you yourself are guilty.

    • SV

      Nov 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Actually, Taylormade had foam filled irons long before PXG even existed. PXG would seem to be infringing on Taylormade’s intellectual property.

      • Anthony Sanders

        Nov 29, 2017 at 11:22 am

        I remember Gary McCord hucking those TM foam-filled irons. Didn’t sell too well, I recall.

      • Christopher

        Nov 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

        They did indeed with the ICW5 and ICW11 sets of irons, but those patents expired before PXG’s irons were produced. Both PXG and TaylorMade would have to prove that their current patents were been infringed upon.

    • Michael

      Nov 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Wrong Andy.

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Brooks Koepka’s Winning WITB: 2018 U.S. Open

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX

Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

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Matt Parziale WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/11/2018).

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD TP-7X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: UST Proforce V2

Driving Iron: Titleist 718 T-MB (2-iron)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-12F), Titleist Vokey 2018 Tour Proto (58-06K)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Rife Abaco Island Series
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Parziale’s clubs.

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A list of Titleist players who are already using the TS2 and TS3 drivers

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Titleist began its “validation process” for its new TS2 and TS3 drivers at the 2018 U.S. Open. What does that mean exactly? Well, surely getting the approval of Tour players on the new designs is crucial. And judging by the amount of players who already switched into the new drivers at the U.S. Open, that validation process is going well.

Titleist reports that 17 players out of the 35 players in the field using Titleist drivers are using the new TS2 or TS3 drivers, including major champions Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas.

Below is the full list of Titleist professionals who are using either the TS2 or TS3 driver at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new Titleist drivers here.

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  • Ben An (9.5 degrees)
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  • Matt Jones (10.5 degrees)
  • Mike Miller (9.5 degrees)
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  • Eric Axley (9.5 degrees)
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello (9.5 degrees)
  • Charley Hoffman (9.5 degrees)
  • Adam Scott (10.5 degrees)
  • Webb Simpson (10.5 degrees)
  • Justin Thomas (9.5 degrees)
  • Jimmy Walker (8.5 degrees)
  • Richy Werenski (10.5 degrees)
  • Will Zalatoris (9.5 degrees)

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new Titleist drivers here.

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