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For the Golfer in All of Us A New Revolutionary Patent Pending Invention for a Client of South Jersey Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein


Monday, April 21, 2008

Marlton, NJ -- Stuart M. Goldstein, partner and a founding shareholder of the law firm of Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC, has filed application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to secure patent rights for a new, significant development in golf club design that will revolutionize the game of golf for amateurs and professionals alike.

The 'Beam Putter' developed by MPI Research, Inc., of East Brunswick, New Jersey, instantaneously compensates for a skewed shot that misses the sweet spot (the small, center portion of the club face where the ball should make contact for maximum distance and accuracy of a putt). It corrects the errant putt for a truer alignment with the putting line. The club is designed with an innovative putter head that contains a beam that is parallel to the putter face. What makes this design so effective is that the beam does not employ any type of spring effect, since it is rigid and unbending, but it does experience the infinitesimal, naturally occurring deflection caused when any solid structural member is subjected to an impact force. This natural deflection occurs upon ball to club face impact. The impact causes a stress to develop in the beam which is effective in maintaining the shape of the putter head, i.e., the instant the ball releases from the face of the putter, the putter head simultaneously returns to the original putter face orientation with respect to the putting line. This corrects the alignment, direction and distance of a mis-hit putt, redirecting the ball to the cup. The action is completely indiscernible to the eye - the putter face recovers just as quickly as the beam putter reacts to the shot, and then returns to the desired putting line.

Over five years in development, the Beam Putter is an advancement over a prior putter design patented by MPI Research. For the current Beam Putter, MPI Research initiated input from the United States Golf Association at the very beginning of the process and at all levels of development in order to ensure that the concept met their conformance requirements.

MPI Research is currently exploring marketing opportunities for the Beam Putter, while the application for patent proceeds through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

It is through Mr. Goldstein's expertise in matters involving a variety of industrial and consumer products as well as equipment and systems within the mechanical, electrical, and marine disciplines that makes him the patent attorney clients seek out in order to receive patent protection for their creative products and improvements.

Mr. Goldstein oversees Hollstein Keating's southern New Jersey office's Intellectual Property Department, specializing in patent and trademark law. Mr. Goldstein's solid background, experience, and technical knowledge in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, and marine arts began with his B.S. in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1972. For six years, he worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C., attaining primary examiner status. Since 1978, he has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney (Registration #22817), handling patent application prosecution and related litigation.

As a specialist in the patent field, Mr. Goldstein advises manufacturers, businesses, and individuals on product design, development, and integrity, guiding them efficiently through the complex patent approval process. Says Mr. Goldstein, "If it is new and useful, if it can be made, if it has potential value, it should be patented. When you are looking to protect your original invention or improvement on existing technology, when you are looking to secure intellectual property ownership rights, when you are looking to safeguard future commercial success, the goal is to protect your patent ownership rights. Over the years, I have seen the consequences of not obtaining patent protection, of opportunities lost, and the loss of investment, time, energy, marketing possibilities and ownership. With patent protection, your creative product or improvement becomes your exclusive property. And the rewards that come with it can be enormous."

Mr. Goldstein's representative patent areas include all types of mechanical and electrical products and improvements, methods and systems: for example, construction tools and equipment, cleaning tools and appliances, electrical lighting and switches, household appliances, plumbing and electrical tools, appliances and related equipment, hardware and gardening tools, conveyor systems, automotive products and accessories, vessel and marine-related products and systems, recreational and leisure-related products, and medical devices and appliances.

Among the newest technical patents that have received patent approval through Mr. Goldstein's professional guidance is the Boom Extension For A Construction Vehicle (U.S. Pat. No. 7,273,342), which provides a boom extension arm designed to facilitate access to areas previously inaccessible to skid steer loaders and other construction equipment. The Bow Mounted Vessel Propulsion System (U.S. Pat. No. 7,096,810) is a practical, effective, and efficient vessel propulsion system that addresses the limitations of prior propulsion systems, by reducing hull surface drag, enhancing fuel efficiency, and increasing vessel speed and maneuverability. The Conduit Rack Electrical Junction Box (U.S. Pat. No. 7,022,912) provides for a more efficient installation and use in suspended conduit racks. Invented by a licensed electrician for use within the construction industry, this invention accepts runs of protective conduit in conduit rack systems without interfering with the horizontal run of the conduit. This improvement eliminates the need for bending runs of conduit, saving time, material costs and labor. The Bimini Twist Jig (U.S. Pat. No. 7,011,346) offers a simple, easy to use product that always results in the tying of a perfect Bimini twist - considered to be the most important knot in fishing. The Eyeglass Display and Demonstration System (U.S. Pat. No. 6,988,799) is a convenient and practical system that allows the eyeglass wearer to visualize how a given pair of glasses will actually look with any given lens shape and tint before the lenses are fitted in the frames.

Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC is a full service civil litigation firm with expertise in all aspects of property, casualty, and commercial matters. Hollstein Keating represents a wide range of clients with nationwide legal concerns - individuals, corporations, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies concentrated throughout the Northeast, specifically in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. Their practice areas include casualty, commercial litigation, environmental, insurance coverage, maritime law, mass and toxic tort, patent and trademark law, products liability, sports and recreational law, and subrogation.



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