Golf Game System patented!

I would like to congratulate my client Tim Vale of Guilford, CT for receiving a patent on his Golf Game System.  The patent can be seen here.

The invention is a golf game system comprising: a golf simulator, the golf simulator comprising a plurality of virtual tee boxes adjacent to or on a virtual fairway; an outdoor shortened golf hole programmed into the golf simulator located on or near the outdoor shortened golf hole, the outdoor golf hole comprising: fairway landing area; rough landing areas; an approach area adjacent to the fairway landing area; a green adjacent to the approach area; a cup in the green; a plurality of mats located on the landing areas; where the golf simulator is configured to allow a player simulate a drive of a golf ball out of a simulated tee box onto the landing area, and the golf simulator calculates where on the landing area the ball should be placed after the drive, and the golf simulator informs the player where to place the ball on the landing area. In addition it is a golf game system that assigns a precisely matched tee locations based on golfer swing data and is not limited to a select number of predetermined tee boxes. It is also a golf system that allows a player to play the golf course with modified golf ball speed, golf ball side spin and golf swing path to better match a golfer’s skill level to the golf course being played on and/or a golfer’s playing partners.

National Hardware Show–great place for Inventors to show their stuff!

The 2019 National Hardware Show takes place May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 15,000 retailers, wholesalers and distributors attending, 2019 NHS is the best place to gain maximum exposure in the industry.  You may want to exhibit your inventions.  According to the National Hardware Show, they are the prime time and place for face-to-face sourcing, trading and learning with over 20,000+ industry professionals, 120+ media outlets and 15+ different product categories.

The United Inventors association (UIA) is hosting the Inventors Spotlight, the area for new inventors to showcase their products. Always a high traffic area, exhibiting in the Inventors Spotlight brings an unprecedented opportunity to network with and demonstrate your product to decision-makers who know this is the place to find the most innovative products and services. Take advantage of this opportunity to be in front of retail buyers, potential inventors and industry professionals looking for fresh, new products.  More information on UIA can be found here.

Sign up for the National Hardware Show here.

Patent Examining Training for Inventors at the USPTO–FEB 5-7, 2019

Registration is now open for the Feb. 5 – 7, 2019 USPTO Inventor 3-Day Course on Examination Practice and Procedure. The course is offered to members of the public as part of their Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) program. The event will be held at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.  The cost is FREE!

If you are interested in attending, please use the USPTO’s sign-up form.

This course is limited to current and future inventors. It is not intended for those interested in representing applicants before the USPTO. As a prerequisite, those accepted will be required to review several computer-based training (CBT) modules prior to the course dates.

More information, and a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the STEPP page of the USPTO website.