A Town Hall with the Magistrate Judges*

April 30, 2019 9:15am

Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni
Magistrate Judge
District of New Jersey (Trenton, NJ)

Aziz Burgy
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (Washington, DC)

Honorable Christopher J. Burke
Magistrate Judge
District of Delaware

Bo Davis

Bo Davis
Founding Partner
The Davis Firm (Longview, TX)

Anne Shea Gaza
Young Conaway Stargartt & Taylor, LLP (Wilmington, DE)

Honorable Roy Payne
Magistrate Judge
Eastern District of Texas (Marshall, TX)

Track Moderator

Honorable Mary Pat Thynge
Chief Magistrate Judge
District of Delaware (Wilmington, DE)

Limited to 40 attendees* in each session – each attendee can only attend one Magistrate Judge led session. *To ensure a fair balance of brand name and generic participation, all interested parties will be prequalified before registering. Please click here to register for the tracks .  


When to Reduce Claims and Defenses to a Manageable Level in Paragraph IV Litigation

  • Utilizing claim reduction during scheduling negotiations to avoid excessive patent claims
  • Deciding when to oppose consolidation of new actions in litigation based on patents issuing from new applications
  • Determining when to demand that claims to be tried are representative of all asserted claims and give ride to estoppel


How to Masterfully Manage Protective Order Disputes

  • When to seek limitation on prosecution and regulatory bars
  • Deciding how many tiers of confidentiality should be designed and who many access confidential information within each tier
  • Best practices for expanding or limiting the scope of protective order provisions


Practical Strategies and Tactics for Effective Settlement Negotiation

  • Developing timelines for business and legal milestones relatives to terms of the settlement
  • Understanding the application of antitrust law’s “rule of reason” to pharmaceutical patent settlements
  • Examining decisions concerning pharmaceutical patent settlements