Conferences and Speeches

5th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium is an industry leading event that features preeminent patent litigators representing brand name and generic drug makers, leading in-house counsel, and esteemed jurists providing insight many topics including:

  • Alternative forums: PTAB and ITC
  • Oil States vs. Greene’s Energy Group and the constitutionality of IPR proceedings
  • Exceptional case findings
  • Reverse payment settlements
  • Patent lawsuit risk assessment and other IP due diligence essentials

Intellectual Property Partner, Michael Abernathy’s topic will be “Examining the ITC as an Alternate Forum in an ANDA Challenge”. His session will focus on:

  • Analyzing the pro and cons of using the ITC in a Hatch-Waxman related pharmaceutical patent challenge
  • Examples of such proceedings and other related life-sciences proceedings where the ITC has been utilized
  • Determining if ITC 337 petitions are a viable means of protecting the patent life of pharmaceutical products in a Hatch-Waxman scenario