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Philip Morris Gets $14 Million from Reynolds on E-Vapor Patents

Aug. 17, 2022, 10:43 PM

British American Tobacco Plc’s RJ Reynolds Vapor Co. owes Philip Morris Products SA more than $14 million after a Virginia federal judge on Wednesday increased a jury’s June patent-infringement award over e-vapor products to include prejudgment interest and supplemental damages.

Judge Leonie M. Brinkema issued an order amending the judgment entered June 15 in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to reflect a total judgment amount of $10.9 million for infringement of one patent and $3.16 million for infringement of another.

A jury in Alexandria, Va., awarded the Philip Morris International Inc. subsidiary $10.76 million after ...