On October 15-16 in Philadelphia, the Center for Business Intelligence will hold a conference entitled "Pharmaceutical Congress on Paragraph IV Disputes: Navigating Regulations and Enforcement Trends to Increase Preparedness and Optimize Paragraph IV Strategies."
CBI provides its top five reasons to attend:
- To hear the FTC's stance on antitrust and acceptable settlement strategies
- To learn to optimize cost savings in e-discovery
- To assess ANDA litigation after KSR
- To understand the "earlier of" - "later of" maze in forfeiture provisions
- To conduct an in-depth analysis of recent paragraph IV developments and their implications on industry
The conference will begin with a workshop, "Assess Litigation Strategies to Proactively Plan for Paragraph IV Disputes," on October 15 from 8:30 am to noon.
The main agenda then includes numerous talks that look interesting:
- "Strategies to Optimize Patent Lifecycle from Drafting to Maturity"
- "Preparing for Paragraph IV Challenges -- Generic Pre-suit Strategies"
- "Best Practices in E-Discovery -- Overcoming Obstacles, Controlling Costs and Maximizing Benefits"
- "The KSR Decision and ANDA Litigation"
- "Implications of Recent Developments and Trends in Litigating Paragraph IV Disputes" (I'll be speaking on this topic as one of the panelists)
- "Citizen Petitions and Their Impact on Generic Entry"
- "Interpreting Forfeiture Provisions -- An Analysis of Recent Cases to Increase Preparedness and Improve Product Strategy"
- "The FTC, Antitrust Law and Settling Paragraph IV Litigation," presented by Markus Meier, Assistant Director, FTC
For more information or to register, please visit the conference website.
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