Fed. Circ. Shuts Down RJ Reynolds Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit found Friday that while Star Scientific Inc.'s patents for a tobacco-curing process were valid, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. had not infringed the patents, denying Star's bid for a new trial.

A federal jury in Maryland returned a verdict in 2009 that R.J. Reynolds had not infringed the two asserted patents and that the patents were invalid. The district court subsequently rejected Star's motion for judgment as a matter of law that the patents were valid and infringed, prompting the appeal.

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