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RJ Reynolds To Seek Cert In Star Patent Suit

Law360 (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- R.J. Reynolds Co. will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intercede in a long-running patent suit over a toxin-reducing method of curing tobacco, after a federal appeals court breathed new life into plaintiff Star Scientific Inc.'s case in August and denied RJR's bid for rehearing in October.

Judge Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, who has been overseeing the dispute at the trial court level, has indicated that the parties should be ready for a two- to three-week jury...
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