Star Scientific Appeals R.J. Reynolds' Patent Win

Law360, New York (September 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After more than six years of litigation, Star Scientific Inc. has filed its opening brief with a federal appeals court challenging the district court rulings behind the June 2007 dismissal of Star's patent suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Monday, Star filed its 64-page brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeking to overturn U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis' decision to grant summary judgment to America's second largest tobacco company, holding that the patents were invalid due to indefiniteness and rejecting the...
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