November 24, 2010 - In October 2010 Star Scientific Inc. said the U.S. government would consider reopening an examination of two of the company's patents. (US Patent & Trademark Office revoked/ “vacated” its prior notice to terminate Star Scientific's patent, pertinent in their dispute with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.)
(Star Scientific - U.S. patent Patent and Trademark Office To Consider Reopening Patent Examination..)
Star Scientific announced today, November 23rd that oral argument of its appeal has been docketed for January 11, 2011 by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Star has appealed the June, 2009 verdict that resulted from the jury trial of its patent infringement lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in the US District Court for Maryland, and is being represented by Carter Phillips, Esquire, of the law firm Sidley Austin LLP.
A three-judge panel will review the parties' written briefs and hear oral arguments, and will issue its ruling on the appeal thereafter. The company looks forward to this opportunity and continues to believe that it ultimately will be successful in the judicial process.
Reference: Date for Oral Argument Docketed in US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Star Scientific Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against RJ Reynolds, SOURCE Star Scientific, phx.corporate-ir.net, 11/23/2010.
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