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Industry Attorneys to Offer Perspective on Pharmaceutical Patent Issues, Strategies, and Litigation at Nov. 12 Presentation

November 08, 2007 – 

The Rutgers School of Law–Newark Second Annual Pharmaceutical Patent Law Panel will take place on Monday, November 12, from 4 – 6 pm in the Baker Trial Courtroom. “Perspectives from Industry” will feature current and former in-house lawyers from leading pharmaceutical companies. The panel will be moderated by Adjunct Professors Nicholas Groombridge, a partner and co-chair of the patent litigation practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Sandra A. Bresnick, a partner in the intellectual property practice at Sidley Austin LLP. Groombridge and Bresnick co-teach “Pharmaceutical Patent Law” at Rutgers.

Following is the agenda:

4 – 5 pm Panel:

  • Current State of Affairs in the Pharma Industry
  • Life Cycle Management and Patent Portfolio Management
    • o Key risk concepts
    • Product development and patenting in view of: the U.S. Supreme Court’s KSR decision; the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules (and Glaxo Group Limited’s preliminary injunction); the MMA 
    • Strategies for early-stage and late-stage products


5:10-6:10 pm Panel: 

  • Litigation Strategies and Risks
    • Emerging trends
    • At-risk launches
    • Branded and generic pharmaceutical patent settlements
  • Pharma Patent Litigation in Other Jurisdictions
    • Hatch-Waxman style litigation elsewhere in the world
    • The outlook for enforcing pharma patents in China, India and other developing countries
  • Where the Industry Is Headed
    • Views of current legislation