ITC Will Reopen Energizer Patent Infringement Case

Law360, New York (April 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to reopen a patent infringement case from 2004 that involved battery maker Energizer Holdings Inc. and several Chinese battery makers.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in a unanimous decision that the ITC erred in a 2004 decision that concluded that Energizer’s patent covering mercury-free batteries was invalid, according to an Energizer press release.

“The court of appeals looked into the case and said the patent was not invalid,” said...
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