Star Scientific Asks Fed. Circ. For New Trial Judge

Law360, New York (September 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Star Scientific Inc. has asked the federal appeals court that breathed new life into its patent suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Inc. to make sure that a different judge oversees the case when it returns to district court on remand.

Star filed its motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday, a week after the Federal Circuit revived Star Scientific's case by reversing U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis' 2007 decisions that Star's patents were indefinite and unenforceable because of inequitable...
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