Eveready Wins Injunction In Rayovac Battery Tiff

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday took the juice out of Spectrum Brands Inc., granting Eveready Battery Co. Inc. an injunction in a patent dispute over Spectrum’s Rayovac brand lithium batteries.

Judge Barbara Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin issued the preliminary injunction barring the importation of Spectrum’s Rayovac batteries from China while the litigation continues over the alleged infringement.

Given the patents Eveready obtained for its lithium batteries, the company’s large investment in developing its products deserved to be protected,...
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