Judge Delays Decision In Tobacco Patent Case

Law360, New York (December 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Tobacco researcher Star Scientific Inc. said Friday that a federal judge has delayed making a decision in its ongoing patent infringement suit against Reynolds American Inc.’s R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

In documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Star Scientific said it had received a letter from Judge Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, who is presiding over the long-standing case.

“Judge Garbis indicated that he has not been able to meet his self-imposed deadline of the...
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