Star Scientific (STSI) lost a third of its value in furious trading Monday after the tobacco company lost a patent case.

The Chester, Va., company said it will consider selling some or all of its tobacco-curing barns in the wake of a setback in its litigation against Reynolds ( RAI).

Star also said it will appeal a ruling that found its tobacco-curing process patents "fatally indefinite."

Shares fell 56 cents to $1.14 as 11 million shares changed hands.

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