Bob Parsons founder of PXG announced on his Twitter account that he has filed a lawsuit against Taylormade over P790 Irons, which infringe upon many PXG patents.
Taylormade which was looking great with the addition of P790 Irons in their list has found some trouble from the PXG’s founder Bob Parsons. Parsons has claimed that Taylormade injects “SpeedFoam” into the cavity, a tech similar to PXG’s TPE insert, a liquid which turns into a soft foam helping in improved distance, forgiveness and feel.
PXG injects Thermoplastic Elastomer into their irons, which has similar benefits to the iron. PXG was last in the news when they had signed the Instagram star, Paige Spiranac to their team as the brand ambassador. Parsons announced this news on Twitter.
Many are speculating the possible outcomes already in favor of PXG, but we will have to wait to see how the proceedings go ahead from here.
As PXG uses Thermoplastic Elastomer and Taylormade uses a TPU-based Speedfoam, what’s interesting to check if the patents are broad enough then the material in question won’t matter and the process will have an upper hand in the favor of PXG.
Parsons for a matter of fact is right with his move as his empire is built on this technology and which defined his success, and if others are willing to copy the same then there will be no difference left between them and PXG. Today it’s Taylormade, tomorrow it can be anyone else. So for crying out loud, anyone with basic sense would love to support his own business and the lawsuit became a necessity and in the back of the mind, I think even Taylormade would have anticipated this move from PXG and would have prepared themselves in advance. It will be a matter of time when both parties officially announce the lawsuit, as Taylormade is yet to comment on the news.
Taylormade in its P790 Irons launch had stated, the Irons will be available at stores from 15th Sep, and with the lawsuit coming it might halt the launch, but its all speculations for now. Taylormade which was bought by KPS Capital in May for a $425million bill, would not want a lawsuit to ruin the scene for them and only option viable for now is if the Irons go away, then the lawsuit might too.
Lawsuits in the golf industry are made on a regular basis, sometimes they are true like this, sometimes they are made just to have a competitive advantage, will be back with more updates as the story unfolds.
Find out our detailed report on Taylormade P790 Irons here.
Find out our detailed report on Taylormade’s sale to KPS Capital here.
For our report on Paige Spiranac’s signing to PXG visit here.