Sports Technology Expert in Golf Ball Construction

Case Description:

An expert in sports technology was sought for a patent infringement case over golf ball construction technology. Specifically, the patents claimed physical properties of the layers of the golf ball, primarily the inner and outer cover layers. Certain chemical and materials science properties are being implemented in sports technology to achieve greater performance and the claimant alleged infringement on unique properties of its outer cover.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate sports technology experts with extensive experience in the golf industry relative to the construction, design and manufacture of golf balls. Additionally, an expert in chemical engineering or materials science was requested to address the issue of sports technology advances in consumer goods.

Experts Presented:

  • Golfing Industry Expert

    This sports technology expert is a pioneer in the golfing industry. The founder of a company providing innovative designs and advances in sports technology for golfers and the golfing industry, he has more than 30 years of sports technology expertise including golf ball design and construction. Retired from the company he founded, this expert consultant continues to design for the sports technology industry. He has no previous expert witness experience but is recognized as an expert within his field. IMS Reference #4992882

  • Chemistry Expert

    This sports technology expert is a chemical scientist with expertise in polymers that provides him with the expert knowledge required to address the physical properties of the layers of a golf ball. He has chemical engineering expertise in polymers and ionomers used in sports technology. This expert has written articles in industry publications addressing the materials science issues of the case. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University and has prior expert witness experience.IMS Reference #4993723


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