Thursday, June 18, 2009

Star Scientific smoked by Reynolds: patents invalid, not infringed

In the latest development in the Star Scientific v. Reynolds saga, a Baltimore jury found the claims of the Star Scientific patents invalid, and, separately, not infringed by Reynolds.

The Wall Street Journal wrote: A federal jury ruled Tuesday [16 June 2009] for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a high-stakes dispute with Star Scientific Inc. (STSI) over Star's patent claims for a new method of curing tobacco in a way that reduces certain cancer-causing toxins.

On past turns in the case:

Star Scientific prevails in inequitable conduct matter in Reynolds case

wherein the CAFC reversed a previous inequitable conduct finding described in


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