ITC Ends Review Of Energizer Patent Case

Law360, New York (February 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has pulled the plug for the second time on its investigation into whether foreign battery markers infringed Energizer Holdings Inc.’s patent.

The ITC said Tuesday it was ending its review after finding that foreign manufacturers did not violate its patent covering a mercury-free battery and that Energizer’s patent claims were invalid.

The decision to drop the investigation was not unanimous, however, with two commissioners disagreeing with the agency’s move.

The St. Louis, Mo.-based company, which owns the Eveready Battery Co., brought...
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