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102 FRIDAY. DECEMBER 2 - MONDAY. Basketball Continued from page 100 miah Cohen and Sam had all seen the court. The five-quarter all Cape's players get an nity to play, including Ge Pritchett, a transfer from na, along with Jordan Fountain and Re looks at an opportunity. "I'm not a timetable on this cause I don't know and they're still getting a me and it's process," he tensity and to embrace their particular role is." Cape will scrimmage Decatur at home at 4 p.m, t Dec 2. DECEMBER 5. 2011 / Cape senior Zach SPORTS & OUTDOO!S lay looks to pass into the paint, ec. 7 marks the 2 4th anniversary of tt e First State There's an old political joke that sion, putting ar end to this lat- says that while Delaware ad- est round of fie hts over the in- mittedly the first to ratify the tellectual unde :pinnings of cer- United States Constitution, it tain small, whil e balls. has been resting Ol) its lantels More recent] y, the Delaware ever since. , Chancery Corn t issued a con- That's unfair, but it s stilt fun- tract case deci, ion involving ny. some other famous golf names. When it comes to golf, t ow- Vice Chancellc r Donald Par- ever, few would argue tha sons had to 1 with complex Delaware retains its First tate corporate clain is regarding the status. Most folks would Pinehurst Resc rt and Country sg- gest that Florida, Californ , or Club in North 2arolina. some other state far south or ChibCorp ov rns and operates Cape Gazette west of here deserves that or far more than our tiny 1 sJjce of Mid-Atlantic heaw It depends on where yol Cape guard Troy Hazzard mage with Parkside. look, however. For example, a number c balls have landed in our c( both literally and figurativ Suppose a player hits a ball so w far offline that he's sure it is on, prObably lost or out of bounds, sio namely, the Federal Distrk Court for Delaware, and ir state's courts as well. "ings the ba up during the scrim- Cs Of failing ~'s intentior aal: :o communicate s to play a provi- He drops another ball onto the (.p) "That m ght be lost. I am one of the mos: popular federal opinion put off making that turf and plays it. . going to reloac jurisdictions fo r intellectual termination until more facts Did his actions speak louder (b) "That ht be out of property dispu :es. could be developed, than words? here." A Delaware t ederal jury ruled Not according to the USGA. "I'd bette hit another initially in favo: of Callaway, Making yourself perfectly clear The organization re-emphasized one." but that decisk n was reversed A recent Ruling of the Day ag that if a player intends to play a "I will m ver find that one. and remanded for a new trial, the United States GolfAssociat provisional ball, he has tO tell his rllplay anoth( r" On remand, thg second jury tion website highlighted the fellow competitors of his inten- I Iere's the g hint. If you want ruled against Callaway. portance of communication dt r- tions, tobit a provim anal, tell the oth- The parties qontinued their a round of golf. The rules mavens also give a ers that you ar going to hit a fight in the U.SL Patent Office, few handy examples of other which also ruled for Acushnet. Prl This past July, # federal court upheld the Patent Office deci- hon- golf, country, a ld other clubs in ttle the United Sta! es, and at one time owned the Pinehurst Re- ',n sort through a ubsidiary entity. ,,ventually sold n the resort to ted with the bCorp. The new tlled Putterboy, a deeply tied to The company golf off its interest irts, an entity affili [y_ founders of Ck company was c Ihe name and imag Pinehurst. Most of this I wsuit involved In 2005, for instance, tw, gQlfing industry heavywei ;hts legal issues not 9articularly golf- related, except or one part began years ofhard-fough liti- gation over competing pat In 2006, a golfer who had been claims for their golf balls., ;all- struck by a gol{ball while at the Pinehurst Resort sued Club- away Golf clmmed that th, T1- tleist Pro V1 balls, made b, the Corp, Pinehurst, and several oth- Acushnet Company, violai ed ers, including the golf profes- veral patents held by sional who hit the golf ball. This company that made Big B rtha part of the ongoing Chancery a famous namein golfing ir- Court fight dealt with who c es. would be ultimately responsible The parties reached a s ttle- for the $178,000 spent to defend ment, but then had anothekr against this personal injury falling out, leading to ano er suit. , suit in Delaware District Court, The vice chahcellor s Nov. 15