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Intellectual Property and the E-cigarette Boom

With its rapid growth and ongoing technical innovation, the e-cigarette industry is exciting to watch. Intellectual property protections already have proven crucial to this industry, as shown by the past and ongoing patent litigation, as well as the expl
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Sep 25, 2014 17:44

[Australia, UK, Uruguay] If cigarettes kill, why do tobacco giants still wield so much power?

The industry now claims to be more socially responsible, yet it is suing countries around the world that try to introduce plain packaging
The Guardian (uk)
added May 29, 2014 11:02

WTO To Consider Five Australia Plain Packaging Disputes Under One Panel

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body yesterday agreed to establish two more panels in a dispute against Australia’s plain packaging for tobacco products, bringing the total to five. And it was agreed that a single panel will be appointed to st
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 8, 2014 09:20

[North Carolina] Defendant asks for dismissal of patent infringement lawsuit

A defendant in a lawsuit involving electronic cigarette patent infringement has filed for a dismissal of the case. Lorillard Inc. and Ballantyne Brands LLC of Charlotte are among 11 being sued by a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc. c
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 5, 2014 09:05

[New Zealand, USA] US issues warning on NZ tobacco packaging

six high-powered groups have jointly expressed their "concern" ... The Emergency Committee for American Trade, National Association of Manufacturers, National Foreign Trade Council, US-ASEAN Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and United States C (TVNZ)
added Feb 9, 2014 21:12

[Asia-pacific, Canada, South America/Caribbean, USA] International trade law, plain packaging and tobacco industry political activity: the Trans-Pacific Partnership [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco companies are increasingly turning to trade and investment agreements to challenge measures aimed at reducing tobacco use. This study examines their efforts to influence the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major trade and investment agreement w
Tobacco Control
added Jun 21, 2013 06:26

Star Scientific falls as settlement disclosed

Shares of Star Scientific fell 6 percent on Tuesday as investors likely viewed a $5 million payout in a patent dispute settlement as smaller than anticipated.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 23, 2012 20:16

Star Scientific Silent on Tobacco Patent Settlement

Star Scientific (STSI) remains mum on the financial terms of a Sept. 24 settlement with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in their long-fought patent infringement case.
added Oct 6, 2012 15:09

Star Scientific’s Settlement with R. J. Reynolds Leaves Star Free to Enforce Tobacco Curing Patents

The settlement leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that Star’s patents are not invalid and so removes a potential cloud over the validity of the patents. Star thus can now seek to enforce the patent against other tobacco manufacturers whom it
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Oct 3, 2012 21:00

[Virginia] Synthetic Drug Slammed for Newport-Like Package

The maker of Newport cigarettes won a trademark suit and attorneys' fees against two brothers who sell a legal psychoactive drug under the brand "Newprot."
Courthouse News
added Aug 14, 2012 15:19
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