On Sept. 12, 2017, on the eve of TaylorMade's launch of their P790 irons, Parsons Xtreme Golf filed suit in federal court in Arizona against their competitor, alleging the California-based company of infringing on a variety of PXG patents related to the design of their hollow-body irons.
More than a year later, that suit remains ongoing. The P790 irons launched, and they've sold very well. TaylorMade has introduced a version of the irons with a black coating, and they've introduced the P790 Ultimate Driving Iron. PXG's effort to halt the P790's sale at retail was unsuccessful, not only in suing TaylorMade but also in suing Dick's Sporting Goods and Worldwide Golf Shops to bar them from selling the irons to consumers. (Those separate lawsuits are also still in court.) However, this suit was a line in the sand for Dr. Bob Parsons' company, and the two manufacturers have continued to spar in court over the suit. Filing after filing. Billable hour after billable hour. The lawyers no doubt have won, but it's unclear which litigant will ultimately win.
More than a year into the suit, the litigants are turning toward Japan for answers.