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Molly Metz



Molly Metz, a former five-time world jump rope champion, has been involved in the sport of jump rope for over 40 years.  Her various offerings to the sport range from competitor, coach, innovator, and Founder/Owner of JumpNrope manufacturing, and she has served on numerous jump rope boards both in the US and abroad. She was granted two patents on her innovative jump rope handle technology in 2012, which has aided in Guinness World Records being broken and has been infringed on by over 150+ companies. Her patents were canceled by the PTAB in 2021 after being challenged by her largest infringer.

Today Molly balances her time rebuilding her manufacturing business and traveling the world educating CrossFit Gyms conducting her unique jump rope re-wiring seminars. She is also advocating for patent reform by making visits to DC, educating them on the problems small inventors are facing when trying to enforce their property rights. She has visited over 600 different CrossFit Gyms across the world and conducted nearly 900 jump rope seminars. She uses her entire line of jump rope technology and line of jump ropes when educating athletes.

JumpNrope is a Jump Rope Manufacturing Company in Louisville, CO. She is proud of her USA MADE and USA sourced jump rope parts. All her ropes are hand made in Colorado and shipped worldwide. Molly and her husband also own a CrossFit Gym in Louisville, CO. Molly has ranked in the top 500 fittest women in her age category for various years.

Recent Articles by Molly Metz

Finding the Trolls: My Mission to Understand Why We Need the PTAB

I was told that elected officials count on—in fact, they need—constituent input to be effective legislators. After my patents were unjustly cancelled at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), I started the journey to do this very thing. Since January of 2022, I have visited Congress and the Senate two dozen times. I have visited over 200 offices telling my story and advocating for the “little” inventors, like me.

One Inventor’s Story and Hopes for Kathi Vidal

On Wednesday, May 25, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Kathi Vidal and a panel of academics from Silicon Valley participated in a 90-minute, live Q&A webinar regarding the state of the USPTO. I attended virtually. I am a five-time world jump rope champion and the only jump roper to design and patent a jump rope handle technology. I was granted my two patents (US 7,789,809 B2 and US 8,136.208 B2) in 2010/2012. I started my jump rope manufacturing business, JumpNrope, in 2010 here in Louisville, Colorado. I am proud to also say that I source all my jump rope parts and pieces from U.S. vendors. We make all our jump ropes by hand in Colorado. My technology not only changed the sport of jump rope by offering a precision speed jump rope handle, but it also changed the fitness industry. To date, hundreds of companies have infringed on my patent, including Rogue Fitness, the largest fitness distributor for CrossFit and Strongman. As detailed in my case, I believe that Rogue has willfully infringed on my patent since 2012 by selling tens of millions of dollars’ worth of infringing jump ropes per year.

Past Events with Molly Metz

Patent Litigation Masters™ 2023

Held May 15-17, 2023