RJ Reynolds' Bid For Cert Nixed In Star Patent Battle

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it wouldn't get involved in Star Scientific Inc.'s long-running patent suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. over a toxin-reducing method of curing tobacco, denying RJR's petition for certiorari and setting the stage for a possible trial this spring.

On the heels of the decision from the nation's highest court, Star Scientific said it was looking forward to getting its case, which stretches back to 2001, in front of a jury this spring. The case is slated for trial in...
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