• September 29, 2023

RJ Reynolds’ Vaping Technology Claims Invalidated

 RJ Reynolds’ Vaping Technology Claims Invalidated
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A U.S. administrative tribunal has invalidated two claims in a R.J. Reynolds vaping patent, reports Law360.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said on June 30 that two claims in U.S. Patent No. 9,814,268, which covers “a tobacco-containing, electrically-powered smoking article” designed to burn a minimal amount of tobacco, can’t stand because they are obvious in light of previous e-cigarette patents.

The ruling represents a second win for Philip Morris Products after a Virginia federal jury awarded it more than $10 million last month in drawn-out clash between the tobacco giants.