Articles Tagged with Patent Litigation

Matching set of safety razor and shaving brush on wood counterYou don’t have to wait on the razor wars to end to have a sharp blade.

I’m sure most if not all of you have seen the great wars between Gillette, the unit of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble and its ongoing battle with Dollar Shave Club.  Gillette claiming that the way certain materials coat Dollar Shave Club’s blades is a violation of a 2004 patent held by Gillette filed the lawsuit about a year ago.  Supposedly, these coatings keep the blade sharp.

As I got interested in this patent fight, the idea of how to keep a blade sharped peaked my interest.  I decided to see how long a person could really use one blade.  Believe it or not, I have used the same Gillette blade for six months – yes, six months! – and it is still sharp.  It’s a relatively simple process and you don’t need an engineering degree or even a technical mind to do it.

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