Fed. Circ. Won't Rehear RJ Reynolds Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 9:23 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday declined a request by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rehear an appeal brought by tobacco product development company Star Scientific Inc. over a dispute covering patents for tobacco-curing technology.

The appeals court denied RJ Reynolds' petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc without comment.

In August, the Federal Circuit issued a split ruling holding that while Star's patents for a tobacco-curing process were valid, R.J. Reynolds had not infringed the patents, and denied Star's bid for a new trial.

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