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Energizer Files Patent Infringement Complaint
Against Spectrum Brands

Suit filed in US Federal Court alleges Rayovac Lithium batteries infringe patents

Energizer Holdings, Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 7/29/2008


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Rayovac Lithium Battery

Rayovac Lithium Battery

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Energizer Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: ENR), and the Eveready Battery Company, Inc. have filed a Complaint with the United States District Court Western District of Wisconsin. The Complaint is against Spectrum Brands and alleges patent infringement of patents owned by Energizer.

Energizer believes that Spectrum Brands infringe Energizer's US Patents 5,290,414 and 6,849,360 by importing and selling primary lithium batteries in the United States. The alleged infringing products are manufactured and imported from China and bear the Rayovac Lithium brand. They have recently been made available for sale by Spectrum Brands at a major US retailer. In the Complaint, Energizer is seeking damages and has asked the Court for both a preliminary and permanent injunction against future infringing activity.

About Energizer:

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), http://www.energizer.com, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, battery-powered devices and flashlights. Energizer, a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power geared toward the new digital age, offers a full portfolio of products including the Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline brand; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium and Energizer® Advanced Lithium performance brands; Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Rechargeable batteries and chargers.

The Energizer product line also includes specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, watches and other uses. Through its flashlight and lighting products unit, Energizer brings consumer insight and innovation to these important household devices. Energizer also offers Energizer® Energi To Go®, portable battery- driven power packs for cell phones and audio devices.






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