By Ilangkumanan Kashaban
It’s January and for die-hard sports fans worldwide, that means it’s time for the Australian Open. Yes, it’s tennis time! The first grand slam tournament of the year has kicked off, leaving tennis enthusiasts waiting with bated breath to find out if Serbian sensation, Novak Djokovic will clinch his sixth Australian Open title and tie with Australian legend Roy Emerson for the most Australian Open titles won.
Watching a tennis match is exciting, and the same applies to learning how the game has evolved over time, especially in the terms of the Intellectual Property Rights related to the game, or more specifically patents. Generally, a game of tennis includes a court, racquets, a ball, and a net. That sounds simple enough, so it may be a surprise to some that numerous tennis patents have been filed for many aspects of this game. Let’s look at a few of them: