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Schick Quattro Injunction Could Cost Energizer Over $300 Mil., Firm Claims

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Energizer stands to lose more than $319 mil. in earnings associated with Schick Quattro if a motion for preliminary injunction filed by Gillette is granted, and the product is removed from the market, the firm claims

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Boston federal court denies Gillette's request for a preliminary injunction against Energizer's Schick Quattro razor, allowing the firm to continue marketing the razor in the U.S., Energizer announces Jan. 15. Judge Patti Saris "determined that Gillette had no reasonable likelihood of success on the claim of literal infringement," according to Energizer. The razor and battery manufacturer had claimed removing Quattro, which launched in September, from the market could translate to a loss of more than $319 mil. in earnings and would cost $61 mil. (1"The Rose Sheet" Oct. 13, 2003, p. 6). The company is "highly confident" it will prevail in the pending patent infringement lawsuit, which Gillette filed Aug. 12 (2"The Rose Sheet" Aug. 18, 2003, p. 3)...

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Boston federal court denies Gillette's request for a preliminary injunction against Energizer's Schick Quattro razor, allowing the firm to continue marketing the razor in the U.S., Energizer announces Jan. 15. Judge Patti Saris "determined that Gillette had no reasonable likelihood of success on the claim of literal infringement," according to Energizer. The razor and battery manufacturer had claimed removing Quattro, which launched in September, from the market could translate to a loss of more than $319 mil. in earnings and would cost $61 mil. (1"The Rose Sheet" Oct. 13, 2003, p. 6). The company is "highly confident" it will prevail in the pending patent infringement lawsuit, which Gillette filed Aug. 12 (2"The Rose Sheet" Aug. 18, 2003, p. 3)...

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