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Friday, 30 November 2007 10:56

IBM sues flaming laptop battery maker

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Big Blue is suing Shentech for selling laptop batteries that are fire prone and have are labeled with fake IBM logos. IBM says that Shentech infringed its trademark, falsely advertised its products, conducted unfair competition and was deceptive in doing so.

is suing Shentech for selling laptop batteries that are fire prone and have are labeled with fake IBM logos. IBM says that Shentech infringed its trademark, falsely advertised its products, conducted unfair competition and was deceptive in doing so.


The trial is taking place in Ohio, where a consumer in Ohio bought a battery from Shentech for a ThinkPad laptop. The battery overheated and caught fire. After looking at the battery, IBM discovered that it was not a genuine IBM battery. Investigators ordered 12 batteries from Shentech and found them all to be fakes.

IBM wants to destroy all the batteries and wants all the profits Shentech earned. In addition, IBM wants treble damages, or US$1 million per counterfeit mark, per type of item sold.

Shentech.com, which is a Web-based operation hosted in New York, still continues to list ThinkPad batteries for sale on its site, here.

More at Computer World, here.

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