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Gillette/Energizer suit

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Boston, Mass. federal court Judge Patti Saris denies Schick's motion for summary judgment of non-infringement, according to Dec. 19 memorandum and order. Gillette filed suit against Schick in 2003, claiming company's Quattro four-bladed men's razor infringed its proprietary progressive blade geometry technology for multi-blade razors, used in such products as Mach3 and Venus (1"The Rose Sheet" Aug. 13, 2003, p. 3). Firm sought to prevent Quattro launch but Saris denied Gillette's request for preliminary injunction, concluding patent only applied to three-bladed razors (2"The Rose Sheet" Jan. 19, 2004, In Brief). Her ruling was later overturned by Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Court document notes Gillette is not seeking summary judgment of infringement; case will likely now proceed to trial...
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