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American SafetyTri-Flexxx Triple-Blade Infringes Mach3 Patents - Suit

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

American Safety Razor has "violated" Gillette's Mach3 shaving system patents with the introduction of the Verona, Va.-based company's Tri-Flexxx triple-blade razor, Gillette asserted June 29.

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