Join the conference that the “who’s who” of Hatch-Waxman litigators have designated as the forum which sets the standards for Paragraph IV practice.

2022 Agenda Highlights include
  • The Viability of Written Description as a Compelling Invalidity Defense
  • Clarity On What Satisfies Section 1400(b)’s Venue Requirements in the Hatch-Waxman Context
  • Whether a Skinny Label Alone Is Enough to Preclude Induced Infringement Allegations
  • The Latest FDA Initiatives Impacting Pharmaceutical Patents -Restrictions on Reverse-Payment Settlements
2022 Co-Chairs
Speaker Name
Stephanie Donahue

Principal Counsel – Global Patent Litigation
Global Intellectual Property Department
Legal, Ethics & Business Integrity

Sanofi-Aventis

“The ACI PIV conference is the “must attend” conference for any Hatch-Waxman practitioner. No other conference provides the opportunity to hear from and network with the top in-house representatives and leading law firms representing companies on both sides of the “v.” This conference annually delivers lively discussion and debate with thought leaders on up-to-the-minute trends and hot-button issues in this specialized practice area.”

Speaker Name
Lars Taavola

VP, Chief IP Counsel & General Counsel, Specialty Generics
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

“If you want to meet and hear from leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, you need to attend ACI’s Paragraph IV. You cannot find another event that brings together such a knowledgeable group of in-house representatives, outside counsel, members of the judiciary, and members of the USPTO. These are the folks that have and continue to shape Hatch-Waxman law.”

Members of the Judiciary Speaking
Speaker

Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley (Ret.)

United States Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Speaker

Honorable Julien Xavier Neals

District Judge
United States District Court
District of New Jersey

Speaker

Honorable Joshua Wolson

District Judge
United States District Court
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(Visiting Judge, District of Delaware)

Speaker

Honorable Mary Pat Thynge

Chief Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
District of Delaware

Speaker

Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni

Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
District of New Jersey

Speaker

Hon. Christopher J. Burke

Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
District of Delaware

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ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

Since 2006, when we launched our inaugural conference, pharmaceutical patent practitioners from throughout the country and in some instances across the globe have attended this conference to confer with each other and assess the implications and imprimaturs of court cases, legislation, and industry behaviors which affect the patent endgame and the pursuit of related profits. They also come to hear from Judges — both from the federal judiciary, and U.S. P.T.O.’s PTAB —, the FTC, and the FDA.

Leaders from both brand and generic drug companies recognize that this event is the single forum which serves both sides of the industry and is second to none in offering both legal and economic “take aways” for every sphere of this costly, complex and evolving litigation. This is the only event on market which not only addresses the hot topics, but also puts them within the context of pre-suit considerations, case filings, final adjudication and every step in between. This unique dynamic exemplifies not only the importance of the content and legal theory presented, but the contending business acuities as well.

We invite you to join us at this flagship event to get caught up on legal developments and learn how your peers (and opponents) are navigating the ever-changing landscape – but don’t just take our word for it, hear from Michael Sitzman (DLA Piper), Huong T. Nguyen (Fosun Pharma USA Inc.), Evan Diamond (King & Spalding LLP), and Ryan M. Daniel (Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC) about why they value this event.

A REVIEW OF ACI’s PARAGRAPH IV DISPUTES CONFERENCES

3,700+

Attendees

560+

Speakers

110+

Sponsors

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The best that the bar, the bench, and the industry have to offer

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For litigators and in-house counsel

UNPARALLELED CONNECTIONS

With the “Who’s Who” of Hatch-Waxman litigators