Costco Takes Swing At Titleist Maker In Golf Ball IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2017, 10:16 PM EDT) -- Costco Wholesale Corp.’s Kirkland Signature golf balls do not infringe patents held by golf brand Titleist’s parent Acushnet Co., the bulk retailer asserted to a Washington federal court on Friday, teeing up a case spurred by the popularity of its discount golf balls.

Costco wants a judge to declare its Kirkland Signature golf balls, or KS golf balls, embraced by amateur golfers and experts alike do not infringe 11 patents held by Acushnet and that it has not engaged in false advertising by saying its products...
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