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ITC Agrees To Ban Battery Imports In Energizer Patent Suit

Law360 (June 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed with Energizer Holdings’ request to ban imports of a type of mercury-free, alkaline batteries in a patent dispute with more than 24 overseas rivals.

ITC Judge Charles Bullock issued the ruling following an investigation and five-week trial involving Energizer's April 2003 complaint against the two dozen competitors.

Bullock has recommended that importation and sale of the questioned batteries be barred.

His initial determinati0on will be reviewed by the full commission in September.

Under Section 337 of the United States...
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