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ACI's 13th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Intellectual property partner Jeff Gargano will lead the workshop, “Parallel Proceedings Master Class,” at the American Conference Institute (ACI)’s Paragraph IV Disputes Conference.

Parallel litigation in the District Court and PTAB in a Hatch-Waxman setting has become standard practice and adds to the “no-holds barred” atmosphere of this high stakes type of litigation. The art of navigating proceedings between to these two forums has been described as akin to walking a tightrope. In navigating these dual forums, even the most seasoned of litigators has a new appreciation for the intricacies of parallel litigation. They are developing best practices and also becoming aware of certain things to avoid in these procedures. In this interactive session, the “ins and outs” of IPR practice and appearing in dual proceedings in both the District Court and PTAB will be illustrated along with the following highlights:

  • Understanding claim construction dichotomy in both forums and devising tactics to address both simultaneously
  • Managing experts and use of experts in both forums
  • Best practices for simultaneous trials
  • Appealing decisions in both forums
  • Addressing settlement in both forums

Jeff will present this workshop on Wednesday, May 1st. 

CLE credit: Please see event details for CLE information.