Star Scientific Preps For Tobacco Patent Appeal

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Star Scientific Inc. has asked a district court to set aside a finding of noninfringement of two patents in a long-running patent dispute with rival R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. over a toxin-reducing method of treating tobacco, and has said it will appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit if its motion is denied.

Star Scientific lodged a motion for judgment as a matter of law or for a new trial Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, saying...
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